Ghana’s Aviation minister and MP for Navrongo central, Joseph Kofi Adda, has made a cash donation of Ghc 10, 000 to the Gia Water Users Association.
His donation is to support the association carry out renovation works on the community’s only dam.
Members of the association had earlier approached the office of Mr. Adda, through a letter, appealing for financial support to renovate the dam which has for a long time not received any rehabilitation works.
In the letter, the association stated that the dam in its current state could hardly support the community with water for dry season farming and other domestic purses.
The letter said the situation was getting worse and needed urgent support to address it.
Presenting the cash donation to the executives of the association, the office of the MP said the importance the dam plays in the lives of the people of Gia quickened Mr. Adda’s effort to add his support.
The office added that Mr. Adda, who is out of the country on official duty, was hopeful the renovation of the dam will boost food production in the area and improve the livelihood of the people.
Mr. Adda, through his office, reiterated his continuous support to the people of Gia and the wellbeing of dam and urged the people to engage in good farming practices along the water source to prolong its life span.
In a related development, renovation works on the Dimbasinia community dam have progressed despite the rains. A visit to the site shows that contractors have been able to excavate portions of the dam that had previous been silted, making room for the collection of enough water to enable farmers engage in their dry season farming activities.
Works on the reinforcement of the bank of the dam to support it retain more water had also progressed.
Mr. Adda in the late part of April engaged contractors to renovate and further expand the dam after the community complained to him, during a visit to the area, that the dam did not meet their expectation.
The Dimbasinia community expressed worry over many aspects of the dam including its depth and the siting of the spillway. They complained after the One Village, One dam contractors signaled the completion of work.
Dimbasinia is one of the communities in the Kasena-Nankana area benefiting from government’s flagship “One Village, One dam” project.
By Senyalah Castro, Daily Mail GH