Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Yendi Constituency, is set to commission the first batch of 20 of the promised 100 boreholes.
The commissioning will take place on Sunday, June 27th, and Monday, June 28th, 2021.The move is intended to address the plight of the people of Yendi in terms of the lack of potable drinking water.
The project, which was made possible by a collaboration between the Member of Parliament’s office and Dunya, a German NGO, will see to the provision of water for the constituents, help reduce the water crisis to its bare minimum, and also reduce the rate of water-borne diseases in the constituency.
The upcoming commissioning is just for the first phase of the entire water project. The intervention is programmed to stagger over a year-that is to factor recess periods for drilling and operational team.
The 100 Boreholes Project by Hon. Farouk-Aliu-Mahama, whose impact, upon completion, will be immense for the people of Yendi and its surrounding communities comes at a time when the good people of Yendi are seriously battling with the perennial water crisis at off-rain seasons.
The communities that have benefited from the first phase of the water intervention programme include; Gagbini(2 boreholes), Kpatuya(1 borehole), Gukpegu( 1 borehole ), Kpasani(1 borehole ), Kpalgigbini-lahanja(1 borehole), Wankpang(2 boreholes), Kushegu(1 borehole), Saasigli(2 boreholes), Kpalbilogni(2 boreholes), Nakpachei(1 borehole), Meindoyilli(1 borehole), Bago(1 borehole), Yimahigu(1 borehole) and Kpachiyilli(1 borehole).
By far, the project estimated to cost Ghc1.5m( 15 billion old cedis) is the single largest investment ever made in Yendi to address the water challenge of the area adding that he cannot sit unconcerned as his constituents suffer.
The project is the most comprehensive touching every corner of the Constituency. Every nook and cranny of the Constituency is being supplied with a borehole.