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Prez Inaugurates Kpando Water Supply Expansion Project

President John Dramani Mahama yesterday inaugurated the Kpando water supply expansion project as he arrived in the Volta Region on his campaign tour.

The new system, which  will pump 1.5 million gallons a day, draws water from the  Volta Lake at Tokor to the treatment plant at Kpando.

The lifespan of the project extends to 2025.

It was built at a cost of about $13 million and will serve Kpando, Sovie, Anfoega, Nkonya Ahenkro and other surrounding communities.

To ensure the effective distribution of that volume of water a day, 110 kilometres of pipelines have been laid to various communities, while 50 standpipes have been constructed.

The Ghana Water Company is managing the project.

Huge welcome

Kpando came alive with the President’s presence.

Hundreds of residents lined the streets waving NDC flags as the President’s motorcade went through Kpando to the site of the project.

The Volta Region has been the heart of the NDC since 1992, registering huge votes in all the six elections conducted.

Portions of the Kpando water project

Volta Region not neglected

Giving an overview of water in the Volta Region, the President said: “This is one region this government has been very successful and has invested heavily in.”

He said from a water coverage of 39.74 per cent in 2013, coverage was now about 70 per cent.

He also mentioned some of the projects undertaken in the Kpando area.

Following what the government had done in the region in terms of development, he said, he did not understand why some people kept saying that the Volta Region had been neglected.

He described the allegations as “propaganda” and “wicked lies”.

President Mahama said the government was working on accreditation for the Nurses Training College at Kpando.

He also stated that a contract had been awarded for the asphalting of the road from the Kpando traffic lights to Kpando Tokor, in addition to Kpando town roads.

The Fiaga of Gbefi, Togbe Akom VIII, in a welcome address, commended the President for the effective manner in which he had steered the affairs of the country.

He said the Kpando municipality had benefited from many development projects under President Mahama.

Portions of the Kpando water project

Rally

After inaugurating the water project,  the President addressed teeming supporters of the NDC at a rally in Kpando.

He again took on his opponents who wanted to discredit him and the NDC with false information about the neglect of the Volta Region.

He told the crowd that he was optimistic about the future of the country and added that if the choice the electorate would make in December would determine the county’s direction, it was important to retain the NDC in power to ensure accelerated development.

 

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