The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in collaboration with the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) on June 3, 2023, commissioned four (4) Pro-poor water projects at Ofoase-Ayirebi in the Akyemansa District of the Eastern region.
The projects are expected to serve and provide potable and clean water to more than one hundred communities in and around Ofoase-Ayirebi.
Each project has a capacity to store ten thousand gallons of water. This means, the district could now boast of a twenty thousand-capacity water facility in their various communities with one situated at the Ayirebi hospital to serve out patients who visit the facility for health care.
Speaking at the two ceremonies during the commissioning, the Executive Secretary of PURC, Dr. Ishmael Ackah, implored and cautioned the chiefs and people in the various beneficiary communities to take care of the projects in order to have more of such in the future.
The Member of Parliament for Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency, Honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, in his address, expressed gratitude to the Commission and GWCL for the provision of the water facilities.
The District Chief Executive for Akyemansa District, Hon. Paul Asamoah also asked the community members to quickly establish a committee to help in the management of the water facilities.
The chiefs and people of the Ofoase-Ayirebi community acknowledged the Commission for the kind gesture and promised to manage and maintain the two facilities with proceeds from the water sales.
Present at the Commissioning from the PURC were the Executive Secretary, Dr. Ishmael Ackah; Ing. Emmanuel Fiati, Director of Water Services and Performance Monitoring; Alhaji Abukari Jabaru, Director, Regional Operations and Consumer Services; Mr. Kwabena Adusei, Senior Manager, water Quality Services; Mrs. Judith Adiboka Mawudro, Senior Manager of Finance; Mr. Robert Aziz Tia, Head of Corporate Affairs; Mr. Charles Jojo Entsi, Deputy Head, Media Relations and Ms. Maame Esi Eshun, Head of the Executive Secretary’s Office.
The Executive Secretary of PURC, Dr. Ishmael Ackah, seated with Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information and invited guests at the commissioning of the water project
Dr. Ishmael Ackah, handing over documentation of the Pro-Poor water facility to the DCE and people of Ofoase OAyirebi
Dr. Ishmael Ackah in a pose with the Sanaahene of Ofoase in the Eastern Region
Ing. Emmanuel Fiati, Director for Water Services and Performance Monitoring tasting the water from the water project