The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) has rehabilitated the Salaga Small Town Water Supply System to help address the perennial water crisis at Salaga, the capital of the East Gonja District, in the Northern Region.
The facility will provide potable water for more than 50,000 people in the district and surrounding communities.
The Chief Executive Officer of the CWSA, Mr Clement Bugase, announced this when he led board members of the agency, including its chairman, Nana Agyei Danso II, to inspect water facilities in the area.
Mr Bugase called on the beneficiary communities to ensure regular maintenance of the facilities for long-term benefit.
He said as part of measures to make the system sustainable, the agency would also engage the services of private companies for the operation and maintainance of the system.
Nana Danso II, who is also the Paramount Chief of the Nkasem Traditional Area in the Brong Ahafo Region, urged the chiefs and people of Salaga to take keen interest in the management of the facility.
According to him, the agency was committed to fulfilling its mandate of facilitating the provision of safe drinking water to communities that did not have access to potable water.
Among other facilities the team inspected in the Northern Region were the Kpalbe Water Project, the Daboya Small Town Water Supply System and the Walewale Water Supply System.