Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned four borehole projects for the people of Adoagyiri in fulfilment of a promise made in February by himself.
NPP’s Presidential Candidate Nana Akufo-Addo had also promised to fund the development of the four boreholes to help bring relief to the people of Adoagyiri, who have been facing an acute water crisis since 2015.
Two of the boreholes were developed in the Adoagyiri township while the other two were developed in Adoagyiri Zongo.
With residents facing the worst water crisis in decades, Dr. Bawumia paid a visit to Adoagyiri and its environs on February 19 to ascertain for himself, the seriousness of the situation, what had accounted for the hardships the people had been burdened with and to interact with residents on how they were coping with the current dire times.
Dr. Bawumia, who expressed deep concern for the plight of the people, immediately pledged that NPP will fund the development of four boreholes for the community to act as an emergency relief to the crisis, which had completely disrupted life for residents and especially women and children.
“On behalf of Nana Akufo-Addo, we are happy to have been able to contribute our little quota to help the people of the area and help bring relief,” he said.
“We thank the Chiefs and People of Nsawam and Adoagyiri also for your cooperation which made this project possible.”
Member of Parliament of Nsawam-Adoagyir Constituency Frank Annoh Dompreh, who accompanied Dr. Bawumia, was excited that Dr. Bawumia and Nana Akufo-Addo had come to the aid of the people in their most desperate time and urged the constituents to rally fully behind NPP’s presidential ticket and vote massively for Nana Akufo-Addo as the NPP had demonstrated that it cared and would obviously do more once elected into office.
The Queenmother for Nsawam, Nana Awoyaa Amankwah, who is Acting as Head of the Traditional Council, was elated about the development of the boreholes and thanked Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia for the show of concern and for delivering on their pledge.
“We were suffering so much but thanks to you, I can now get water to drink and to bath. With what you have done, I know you can do bigger things for us and this is why I will support you wherever you go,” Nana Hemaa Awoyaa Amankwah said.
Dr. Bawumia, together with MP for the Akwapim South Constituency, Hon. Osei Bonsu Amoah, also commissioned another borehole in Dego, a community in the Akwapim South Constituency, which was also facing severe water issues.
Even though Dego was not part of the original pledge, the chiefs and elders of the town made an appeal to Dr. Bawumia on hearing of his pledge to Adoagyiri.
Speaking at Dego, Dr. Bawumia noted that with the unprecedented resources that had come into the country in the last seven years, the state should have been able to solve such basic issues to make life comfortable for the people of Ghana; but that due to corruption and mismanagement, the people of Ghana were now faced with unbearable suffering and worsening in the state of amenities and social services.
Sagnarigu Chief & people thankful to Dr. Bawumia for KVIP
On Saturday, Dr. Bawumia also commissioned a public toilet – fully funded by himself – for the people of Sagnarigu in the Northern Region.
The Chief of Sagnarigu, Naa Yakubu Abdullai, has expressed utmost gratitude to Dr. Bawumia, for delivering on his promise and putting up a KVIP for residents of the Sagnarigu Community in the Tamale Metropolis who had lived without such a basic necessity for years despite several complaints to the government.
“I thank you so much for this great gesture. You have shown that you are a man who fulfils his promises and my people thank you for this big gift and for the speed in putting it up. Thank you and God will continue to bless you for what you have done for Sagnarigu even in opposition,” Naa Yakubu Abdullai said.
The Chief made these comments at the Commissioning of the KVIP, which was put up in a matter of months after the chief, elders and people of the community appealed to Dr. Bawumia to help the community get a public toilet during a visit to the Community in January this year.
Despite the fact that the chief, elders and people requested Dr. Bawumia to help the community in this regard if elected as Vice-President, Dr. Bawumia realising the need for this basic amenity immediately, pledged to fund the construction of the Public Toilet immediately.
Addressing a large crowd of residents, who gathered to witness the commissioning of the public toilet, speaker after speaker, noted the inability of the government to build the facility for the area and pointed to a six-year old uncompleted building which was supposed to be a public toilet put up by the government, but which had been abandoned for years despite the desperate plight of the people.