The District Chief Executive for Bolgatanga East in the Upper East Region, Rev. Emmanuel Abugre Abole has cut the sod for work to begin on the construction of a dam in Asonge-Kunkua.
The project is the second of eight dams to be constructed in the newly created district.
The dams, when completed, will afford beneficiary communities to crop all year round.
Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony on Thursday, Rev. Abole noted that the project is in fulfillment of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s campaign promise, adding that, the dam will go a long way to improve the farming activities of residents in the area.
Whiles commending individuals whose efforts saw to the existence of the dam site, Rev. Abole was particularly happy that the community will as from the next farming season make use of the dam to cultivate lands that could have otherwise become unusable because of the lack of water.
Rev. Abole also assured that he will work hard to see to the fast development of the area; so as to facilitate socio-economic progress among his people.
With the project expected to be completed within 3 months, the DCE announced that some other areas in the district have been earmarked for the implementation of same One Village One Dam policy and other infrastructural development projects.
The DCE asked members of the Assembly to continuously have faith in government to deliver on its promises. He urged them to lend their support to the contractor and his workers so as to create a suitable environment for them to perform efficiently.
On his part, the contractor, Alhaji Yakubu Ibrahim of Yamzua Company Ltd. assured that his outfit is committed to finishing the project on time for beneficiary communities to reap its enormous benefits.
Source; topnewsghana.com/ P. K Fordjour