• Short Summary

    IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA LAST WEEK THE COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS AND HOUSING, WHO IS ALSO A MEMBERS OF THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL (NLC), LT-COLONEL YEBOAH, INAUGURATED THE 76-THOUSAND NEW CEDI (APPROX GBP31-THOUSAND STERLING) EKUMFI LOCAL COUNCIL WATER SUPPLY AT ESACHIRE.

  • Description

    IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA LAST WEEK THE COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS AND HOUSING, WHO IS ALSO A MEMBERS OF THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL (NLC), LT-COLONEL YEBOAH, INAUGURATED THE 76-THOUSAND NEW CEDI (APPROX GBP31-THOUSAND STERLING) EKUMFI LOCAL COUNCIL WATER SUPPLY AT ESACHIRE. THE AREA IS ONE OF 70 RURAL COMMUNITIES WHERE WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS WILL BE COMPLETED OR STARTED DURING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WERE NANA AKYIN OMANHERE OF EKUMFI TRADITIONAL AREA, WHO IS ALSO PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL REGION HOUSE OF CHIEFS; LT-COLONEL R.G.J. DONTOH, OF THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS, ACCRA, AND THE CAPITAL'S DEPUTY-COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR. B.A. SACKEY.

    COLONEL YEBOAH TOLD HIS AUDIENCE THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED TO IMPROVE THE LIVING STANDARDS OF THE RURAL COMMUNITIES AND SAID THAT LARGE SUMS OF MONEY HAD BEEN VOTED FOR A NUMBER OF RURAL WATER PROJECTS THIS YEAR.

    THE HANDING-OVER AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WATER AND SEWERAGE CORPORATION AND MEMBERS OF EKUMFI LOCAL COUNCIL. IT AUTHORISES THE COUNCIL TO COLLECT WATER RATES TO MEET 20 PER-CENT OF THE OPERATIONAL COST OF THE PROJECT.

    COLONEL YEBOAH DECLARED OPEN THE PROJECT BY TURNING ON A TAP, AND HE STOPPED UP SOME OF THE WATER FLOWING FROM IT AND DRANK. LATER HE TOURED THE PUMPHOUSE AND RESERVOIR.

    THE SCHEME WILL GET ITS WATER SUPPLY FROM THE RIVER OCHI. IT IS EXPECTED THAT IT WILL BE EXTENDED SOON TO COVER THE NEIGHBOURING GYINANKUMA AND ATAKWA AREAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5CLBHGRYKN9WBSS901I3SWM88
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CLBHGRYKN9WBSS901I3SWM88
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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