- Social & Environmental
BPA Presents Items To Bui CHPS Compound
The Bui Power Authority (BPA), managers of the Bui Dam, on Tuesday presented items valued at GHS14,910.00 to the Community Health-based Planning Services (CHPS) Compound at the Bui resettlement Community in Banda District.
It comprises 20,000 litre capacity poly tank, pumps and accessories, automatic voltage regulator and copper cables.
Mr Jonathan Odonkor, the Director of Operations of the BPA told the Ghana News Agency at Bui in the Brong-Ahafo Region that the items are to facilitate the completion of a mechanised borehole to pump water to the compound and parts of the community.
Mr Odonkor said the Authority is aware of the challenge of lack of continuous flow of water to the compound hence the need for the water project. He assured residents that the Authority would ensure that communal facilities like boreholes, clinic and schools would be provided to enhance their living conditions.
Mr Jacob Munukpah, the District Director of Health said the water system in the entire resettlement community is a major challenge and appealed to the BPA to construct additional boreholes at the camp. He thanked the BPA for the support, and asked the residents to assist in the installation of the items for regular water supply to the compound.
Mr Jacob Boateng, the District Chief Executive, stated that the Bui dam is a national asset, and entreated every Ghanaian to help in protecting it.
He expressed regret that several attempts made to re-locate the Dokokyina residents from around the dam remained unsuccessful, and appealed to opinion leaders in the community to intervene.