The Board and Management of the Nyinahin Community Water and Sanitation Project has commissioned three new projects for three communities in Nyinahin, the capital of the Atwima Mponua District of Ashanti.
The communities that were latest to benefit from the borehole project are Adoso, Kyeneyaase and American Man’s House .
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, Mr Gabriel Nyame, Chairman of the Board of Nyinahin Water and Sanitation Project thanked the Chief of the town and the management of the initiative for their commitment and support to ensuring that the over 15, 000 residents have access to potable and hygienic water.
“This water project and its expansions throughout the Nyinahin township has been challenging but we bless God that we have a great Chief and management that is committed to salvaging the project and improve water delivery and sanitation”, the Board Chairman stressed.
The Board Chairman said the project had faced several challenges including how to deal with accumulated debts resulting from several months of unpaid electricity bills.
He noted that some pumping machines had either become obsolete or defective and needed to be repaired or replaced.
Mr Nyame also revealed that most of the PVC pipes used for the project were burst.
Additionally, he added that the finances of the property were in a precarious state with salaries and wages of vendors being in arrears for several months.
“Nananom i am happy to tell you that with the kind support from you and the people of Nyinahin and by the grace of God all outstanding electricity bills and salaries of vendors in arrears which were inherited have been paid off with the board also purchasing new pumping machines to replace obsolete and malfunctioning ones”, the Board Chairman noted.
Nana Ampene Boateng Twum II, Chief of Nyinahin commended the efforts of the Board and Management of the Water Project.
“I am grateful to your commitment to this project and with the work you’ve done including the three new ones we are commissioning today i am sure all persons in the Nyinahin Community would have access to purified and hygienic water to drink”, the Chief stated.
Nyinahin Community Water and Sanitation Project is situated in the Nyinahin Township in the Atwima Mponua District in the Ashanti Region.
It was built in 2004 under President John Agyekum Kufuor and handed over to the Nyinahin Community in 2006.
The Water system is non-profit making organisation whose intended goal is to supply good and purified water to the community at an affordable price.
The system is governed by a 11-member board chaired by Gabriel Nyame, a representative of the Chief of Nyinahin who also doubles as a worker at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
The system is currently operated with four (4) water pumping Station, one (1) standby borehole at Adosu and eighteen (18) stand-pipes which are functional.
The water system serves a total population of 15, 000 in the Nyinahin Community with employees well trained, dutiful and excellent with their work.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/ Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi.