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The Brakwa-Kokoso Water Supply Project estimated at over GH¢400,000, has been handed-over to the people of Brakwa in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District in the Central Region.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Mrs. Georgina Nkrumah Aboah, said it is appropriate to acknowledge the immense financial contribution of the European Union, which largely funded the project. She also commended the contribution of Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) at Cape Coast and the financial contribution made by Brakwa/Kokoso Water Board.
Mrs. Aboah said, access to quality water is not only a basic need of mankind but a necessity to sustain all forms of lives. She, therefore, urged the community to ensure effective and efficient use of the water and to ensure that it is reserved and maintained for future generations to also benefit from it.
The Central Regional Director for the CWSA, Mr. Stephen Opoku Tufuor, received the keys from the contractors and in turn handed them over to the DCE. The DCE further handed over the keys to the Odikro of Brakwa, Nana Yamoah IV, who finally handed them over to the Chairman of the Water Board, Mr Andrews K. Aning. Mr. Tufuor said the project is an entirely community ownership system and therefore its maintenanceis the responsibility of the community.
Seventeen public stand pipes and 40 direct private peoples connection to serve about 200 houses were erected, Mr. Tufuor declared.
The Board Chairman commended Lt. General Akwasi Ocran (retired), Captain Kofi Ampomah (retired), First Ghana Airways Pilot and Mrs. Ocran, for their immense contribution towards the successful completion of the project.