Rainbow radio news has made an impact in the Yendi Municipality in the Northern Region as government has secured 30 million dollars for Yendi water project to help bring to an end the long existing water crisis faced the people of Yendi and its environs.
The project is set to begin in June this year.
The Member of Parliament for Yendi who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani who disclosed this to Nyankonton Mu Nsem said, government has secured funding for the Yendi water project, explaining that, the Yendi municipality water issue was captured in the 2017 budget and an amount of $30m was secured from the Indian government for the project.
The Yendi Municipality is currently facing acute water shortage which has halted business activities in the area and its surroundings.
The perennial water crisis which has hit the area for almost a decade now becomes acute when the area does not receive enough rains.
The situation has affected residents of Yendi; schools, hospital and other private institutions in the area.
The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya Naa Yakubu Andan who called on government to find a permanent solution to the water crisis said his people had resorted to using water from unhealthy sources and that could reintroduce guinea worm infestation into the area.
He indicated that three tankers currently supply the area with water and as and when there is a need to increase the supply they will do so for residents to get access to potable water.
The Member of Parliament for Yendi Constituency appealed to residents to try and manage the situation while government speeds up the process to start the project.
Speaking to some residents in the area, they expressed their excitement about the supply of water by the tankers indicating that at least even if they do not get enough to use for their normal activities , it will be safe to use potable water for cooking for their families.
They have however lauded Rainbow Radio's Prince Kwame Tamakloe and Nyankonton mu nsem for their support through consistent reports on the Yendi water crisis which has now yielded positive results.
By: Kwame Tamakloe