Public Hearing Forum over the Sunyani water supply expansion project held at Abesim

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has organised a public hearing

forum at Abesim near Sunyani over the Proposed Sunyani Water Supply

Expansion Project.

Feasibility studies have been

completed by the Ghana Water

Company Limited to build a dam on

the Tano River near Abesim in the

Sunyani Municipality to store water

and to also expand the treatment of water capacity to meet the demand

shortfall in the municipality. The project would also make provision

for future water demand requirements for Sunyani and its environs

which are facing water scarcity.

Mr. Hanson Mensah-Akutteh said, The Abesim Headworks currently

operates six pumps at its intake, with daily production of 1.5

million gallons as against the demand of 4.5 million gallons daily.

According to him, there would be an increament of about 9.68 million


by the year 2030 after the expansion works.

EPA saids, they have put measures in place to compensate all those the

project will have negative impact on their daily activities.

Nana Tuah Berimaa Nkwantabisa, who represented Osagyefo Oseadeeyo

Agyemang-Badu, Dormaa Hene, expressed his dissatisfaction, saying they

won't allow the project to commence untill the authorities put up the

right mechanisms in place, because he had a letter which states that

it's a galamsey operations which is gearing up to take place at the

area instead of a dam. "We won't allow them, they should sit us down

for a proper discussion because there are a lot of farms at this

proposed site, so let us know the number of farmers who will be


Nana Tuah Berimaa Nkantabisa, stated that they don't want reoccurance

of what happened after the First President, Kwame Nkrumah's

acquisition of lands for some projects in the country whereby

authorities has failed to pay the compensatory price and the matter

has been send to court recently.

Nana Bofotia Boamponsem II, Kuronti-hene of Sunyani urged all present

to co-operate with authorities in the construction of the dam. He

appealed to the authorities to pay a good sum of compensatory price to

the people who the project will affect their activies during and after

the construction of the dam.

By: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku (KOK)

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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