President Nana Akufo-Addo Commissions $55m Wa Water Project


Wa Water Project -President Nana Akufo-Addo commissioned a $55.50 million water project for the people of Jambusie at Wa in the Upper West Region on October 4, 2017.

This was at the commencement of his 2-day tour of the Upper West Region. Nana Addo’s water project will supply 3.3 million gallons of water per day to the 100,705 residents of Wa.

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Commissioning the project which was constructed with a facility from the Korean Exim Bank, President Akufo-Addo described it as a very happy day for him, especially as the project began “at the time of the great Ghanaian leader, John Agyekum Kufuor.”

The financing of the Wa Water project according to Nana Addo, was secured as far back as 2008. However, when former president Kufuor left office, it took five years under the NDC successor governments before the construction of the project began.

The President assured the people of his determination to carry out other projects as that of Wa is only the first. President  Akufo-Addo noted that there are various projects in the pipeline, as contained in the 2016 Manifesto of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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It can be recalled that the NPP included in its manifesto, a “Water For All agenda”, which will ensure that every Ghanaian has access to potable water.

The president has now assured his determination to realise all the commitments that made to the people of Ghana before they cast their votes for the ruling party.

Nana Addo stressed that he will not be discouraged by the negativities surrounding him in the course of carrying out his task. This he said making reference to the Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy, which he launched on the 12th September 2017.

The President had been on the receiving end of various forms of criticisms from stakeholders over the implementation of his flagship Free SHS policy -his promise to Ghanaians during the 2016 electioneering.

Nana stated that “they told me I couldn’t do the Free SHS, and that I was lying to the people of Ghana, and that it was an election gimmick. Well, the gimmick is out today. We can all see the gimmick.”

The President also thanked the Korean government for the assistance given for the completion of the project.