Honourable Kobena Mensah Woyome has paid a working visit to Agordome Water Project in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.
On Monday, 6th June, 2022, the Member of Parliament paid a surprise visit to Agordome to inspect the ongoing Agordome Water project that will help supply water to South Tongu and other adjoining communities.
Hon. Woyome said, the unavailability of water for his people is a challenge he and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government are determined to solve as soon as possible.
The MP explained that, he is happy to inform his constituents that work is ongoing but he will still push till all is done and water gets to every corner of South Tongu.
H.E Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana was in Agordome in the South Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region to cut the sod for the commencement of work on the expansion of the existing water treatment systems constructed under H.E Jerry John Rawlings, to produce over 35,000m3/day from 7.7000m3/day.
The entire expansion project from its inception from conception through carrying out feasibility studies and costing of same had the full support and approval of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government led by H.E John Dramani Mahama.
The initial approval by the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Hon. Collins Dauda of the project caused by a letter with reference KS. 283/286/01 dated 15-04-2013, and received on same date by the Finance Ministry, to begin arrangement to secure funding within the conditions prevailing as proposed by LESSICO, the Israeli Company.
At a point in the year 2015, the chief of staff at the office of the president in a letter with reference SCR/A.26/21 dated 31st – 03- 2015 addressed to both Togbe Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VI and Dumega Godwin Kwasi Anagbo, all of Anlo Nyigba, being a response to their letter on behalf of the beneficiary communities, in which Hon. Julius Debrah assured of the governments resolve to proceed to secure funding for the project.
According to Hon. Woyome, when all was about to set for the fund to be secured, the administration of John Dramani Mahama lost its second term bid to become President.
He explained that, it was the belief, the current Government could have taken up the project in their first year or even in the second to get it through, but didn’t.
The MP said, a political ploy to delay the project to this late period, election year in order to make appear the John Dramani Mahama’s Government never played a significant role in bringing it to fruition.
“Unfortunately, I was expecting the President, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo would do the noble thing by acknowledging the effort of his predecessor”
“However, the people already are aware of these, therefore the little said on this, the better. I will use this opportunity to at least thank the president for continuing the project even though it appears more of a political ploy than genuine effort to alleviate suffering of the beneficiary towns and villages.” He said.