President Akufo-Addo has revealed the newly commissioned Yapei Water Supply System in the Savannah Region will serve eleven thousand four hundred thirty three (11,433) people in the area.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony at Yapei yesterday, President Akufo-Addo said the project was constructed at a cost of Gh¢5.6 Million Cedis.
“The Yapei Water Supply System will serve eleven thousand, four hundred and forty-three (11,443) people, and has been constructed at a cost of five million, six hundred and sixty-five thousand, nine hundred and sixty-six Ghana cedis, forty-two pesewas (GH¢5,665,966.42),” the President noted.
The project was campaign promise during the 2016 elections when then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo visited the Yepeiwura, Soale Alhassan.
The project was executed under the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project (SRWSP) which being implemented across 10 other regions.
The SRWSP, initiated in 2017, has been financed with a credit facility from the World Bank, at a total cost of US$47.5 million.
According President Akufo-Addo, the project will guarantee improve water supply and eliminate water borne diseases.
“This would help guarantee improved water supply, in terms of quality, quantity and reliability, to the people of Yapei and surrounding communities. Water-borne diseases, such as guinea worm, cholera and dysentery, would also be eliminated,” he added.