Minister says Yilo-Krobo water supply project to be completed in 2023

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Madam Cecilia Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources says Ghana Water Company Limited is undertaking water supply expansion works in the Yilo Krobo Constituency to curb the perennial water crisis.

She said the expansion works would connect Huhunya to Boti, Agogo, Opesika, Sutapon, Akpo, Akpamu and the surrounding communities.

“Mr Speaker, although the project suffered a major setback when some aggrieved residents burnt and destroyed the pipelines within the constituency, the Ghana Water Company Limited has expedited action in replacing the damaged pipelines,” Madam Dapaah said on the floor of Parliament.

Madam Dapaah said this in response to a question posed by Mr Albert Tetteh Nyakotey, Member of Parliament for Yilo Krobo, on what measures the ministry was putting in place to curb the perennial water crisis in the Yilo Krobo Constituency.

She further told the House that as part of measures to solve the perennial water crisis, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) had laid 3.7km of 110 HDPE pipelines and 8km of 160mm HDPE pipelines as a distribution line to serve the listed communities.

The sector minister also noted that interconnections were also underway on the existing transmission mains serving Koforidua from the Booster Station at the Kwasidiaka.

“Mr Speaker, it is expected that work will be completed by the second quarter of the year, 2023,” she told Parliament.

“Mr Speaker, when all these interventions are completed, the Yilo Krobo Municipality will see a marked improvement in water supply,” she said.

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