Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Tano North, Hon.Dr.Freda Prempeh has officially commissioned GHC 10,517,852.78 water supply project in Mim, located within the Asunafo North Municipality of the Ahafo region. The ceremony, held on January 31, 2024, marked the culmination of efforts to address water accessibility challenges in the area.
The Mim water system, initially constructed in 2003 under IDA-SRWSP, faced a breakdown in 2009, leading to difficulties in water access for the residents of Mim and its surroundings. Hon. Dr. Freda Prempeh highlighted the critical role of water in daily life, emphasizing the necessity to renovate the system to restore water accessibility to the community.
During the commissioning, the minister made a poignant appeal to local leaders, urging them to collaborate in eradicating illegal mining and sand winning activities that have detrimental effects on water systems.
Moreover, Hon. Dr. Freda Prempeh urged them to pay their water bills promptly and discouraged any illegal connections, underlining the importance of community support for the proper functioning of the Mim water supply project.
Mr. Aloysius Adjetey, Chief Executive for the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), echoed the significance of financial contributions from residents. He explained that the revenue generated through water bill payments would not only sustain the Mim water system but also pave the way for constructing similar projects in neighboring communities. Adjetey also issued a caution against illegal connections and encouraged residents to liaise with CWSA for proper and legal water connections.
Nana Barfour Awuah II, Mim Kyidomhene, commended the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources for their efforts and expressed gratitude for the Mim water supply project. Acknowledging the positive impact on the community, Nana Barfour Awuah II appealed for additional water systems in Ahafo communities.