web analytics
Connect with us

Local

V/R : Dzodze Youth Club petitions Government over water crises

Published

on

Dzodze ,a town widely known for her abundant production of Palm oil,happens to be the capital of the Ketu Norh Municipal in the Volta Region.

 

In recent times, access to potable water has been a headache for residence, prior to this,the most outspoken Youth Club called “Dzodze Youth Club” led by Mr King Nobert Akpablie has released a press address to Petition the government.

Excerpt of the release reads ;

MR PRESIDENT, DZODZE NEEDS WATER

The youth of Dzodze and entire residents have observed with worry, how Government and Community Water and Sanitation Authority(CWSA) are handling the water crisis in the Municipal Capital

It would be recalled that government during the Covid-19 pandemic introduced an intervention for access to water free of charge to consumers across the country. This came with a promise to re-imburse service providers with funds spent in supplying the uninterrupted water.

Dzodze Water Board(DWB) under the supervision of Community Water and Sanitation Authority(CWSA) provided the water to residents free of charges throughout the period of intervention. The amount submitted by the Board in the first quarter was Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC500,000). After a validation, the CSWA said they could only pay an amount of Four Hundred and Twenty-Five Thousand cedis (GHc425,000). The said validated amount is yet to be paid.

Several efforts have since been made by the Board and the Dzodze Urban Council to retrieve the money but all to no avail. The delay in payment have affected production of water in the area. Most of the pumps at the water stations have broken down because there were no cash to carry out periodic maintenances. They needed to be replaced. The Board can no longer afford to even treat the little amount of water they generate to manage the crisis.

Interestingly, we reliably observed that payments were made to Water Bourds of adjoining towns.

We, as youth group are not only worried about the seeming discrimination by government but also the brunt of the crisis on the ordinary residents. It is difficult to access portable water in town. The only stream called Kplikpa, from which the people draw water has now been taken over by cattle. On daily basis, children and women go on fruitless search for water. Water is needed to manage activities in homes, run hospitals, schools, hotels, offices and other public places. But a harvest for a drop of water in Dzodze comes with challenges. This is a ticking time bomb that could explode to health outbreaks and socio-economic instability in the area.

Our worry heightens when we cannot see any clear commitment from government towards payments of its debts owed the Board. By this release, we are reminding government of her commitments towards welfare of our people, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic and her promises to cushion ordinary citizens.

We are also calling on CSWA to facilitate the retrieval of the locked up funds needed to revamp our grounded water system. We may be forced to take unconventional means to retrieve our funds.

Finally, we are encouraging all stakeholders and prominent citizens to intervene in this crisis. Dzodze needs water, Dzodze needs help

 

Thank you.

 

…signed…..

 

 

King Nobert Akpablie

Director of Communications

Mob: 0241145874

Freelance publicist | Event & Radio DJ | Wesite Developer | Graphic Designer | Brand Promoter | IG:@iambrahlyrix | Twitter:@BrahLyrix | Facebook: Brah Lyrix GH | 0245825657/0246319949 | Send Articles to brahlyrix@modernnewsgh.com

Advertisement

Local

GHC100 Cathedral Contribution: Ken Ofori Atta needs prayers instead – Vim Lady

Published

on

Head of Programmes at Despite Media Group Afia Pokuaa Known as Vim Lady has drawn the attention of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta to some pertinent issues that need donations from Ghanaians to help bring to an end.

The Finance Minister presenting the mid-year budget review to Parliament appealed to the people of Ghana to make monthly contributions towards the building of Ghana’s Cathedral.

“Work on the National Cathedral is progressing speedily and following the program of the contractor. The National Cathedral is expected to be officially commissioned on March 6, 2024. Upon completion, the National Cathedral will provide a space for formal religious activities of state and symbolize the enormous contribution of faith to nation-building.”

He went on “this state and church partnership envisaged by the president to develop the National Cathedral is on course. An initiative; the GHC100 a month also dubbed “Ketoa Biaa Nsua” will be launched by the trustees of the National Cathedral on August 12, 2021, to give as many Ghanaians as possible the opportunity to be part of the history of the National Cathedral.”

He detailed “the aim of the club is to raise one million Ghanaians who would give GHC100 a month for the construction of the national cathedral.”

“A special shortcode 979 has been developed for this purpose as we look forward to Mr speaker and all the members of this august house join in the GHc100/a month.”

But reacting to the appeal by the Minister, Afia Pokuaa believes that such benevolence should be directed at raising money to fight some societal ills that are hindering some Ghanaians of a better life.

To her, for the Minister to be bold to appeal to Ghanaians to donate money for building a Cathedral is a clear indication that he is unfazed by the challenges of the average Ghanaians and therefore needs Jesus in his life.

“Ashock for this minister o, we should pay ghc100 for the cathedral? I want to send him pictures of *Schools Under Trees, villages drinking water with animals, Villages without clinics. Let me pray for this Minister. He needs Jesus. The whole nation needs Jesus.”

Source: MyNewsGh.com

 

Continue Reading

Local

Angry mob attack policeman as motor rider dies in fatal accident

Published

on

A police officer has sustained injuries in a mob attack following the death of a motor rider in a fatal accident on the Achimota – Ofankor highway.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 12: 30 pm on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, after the police officer allegedly pursued him in a vehicle with registration number GP 4892.

The rider, who was on an unregistered Haojue motorbike, is reported to have rolled under a Jac truck at Muus after the police, who was on duty at the Neoplan station, signaled him to stop but he refused.

The police officer was subsequently attacked by a mob but was rescued.

The accident victim and the police officer were rushed to the Achimota Hospital for medical attention but the motor rider was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police sources indicate some aggrieved youth numbering about 150 later besieged the Achimota Hospital in an attempt to attack both the hospital staff and the policemen.

They pelted stones and other implements damaging the back screens of two police vehicles and other property around.

Reinforcement was requested to augment police efforts to disperse the crowd and bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, the accident, which led to the death of the rider, is being investigated by the police.

 

Continue Reading

Local

18-yr-old boy kills a 28-yr-old prostitute for demanding ₵145.00 after sleeping with her

Published

on

An 18-year-old boy, Jamiu Malomo has been arrested for allegedly murdering a 28-year-old lady ashawo Azeezat Akande in cold blood. 

According to the spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged by residents of Ilupeju community, Abeokuta, that they woke up in the morning of Sunday, July 18, to discover a lifeless body of a young lady, who was allegedly stabbed to death with a knife soaked with blood beside her.

Instablog9ja reports that following a tip-off that the suspect was last seen at about 11:45 pm on Thursday, July 22, at a bar in the area, where he was trying to pick another hooker, the police operatives quickly moved in there and got him arrested.

The suspect confessed to the crime and claimed he did it because the victim demanded N10k (₵145.00) which was their agreement but he refused to give her because he had the only N8k on him.

 

Continue Reading

Trending