Mr. Divine Bosson, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ho, has called upon President Nana Akufo-Addo to address the escalating water supply shortage in the Municipality. Ho has grappled with a chronic water rationing system for several years, with taps running only sporadically each week, exacerbating sanitation concerns in the area.
In a plea conveyed through Mr. Sam Okudzeto, a Member of the Council of State for the Volta Region, the MCE emphasized the urgent need for intervention. He highlighted the necessity of diverting the main water supply line from the Kpeve water head in the South Dayi District, proposing a diversion route through Akrofu to serve the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) and surrounding areas.
“I would like to appeal to the President to pay attention to the acute water situation facing Ho. I have undertaken a number of follow-ups to the water company for necessary attention, and I have been told that we will need a diversion through Akrofu to serve UHAS and other areas. So, please we crave your kind indulgence to speak to the President on our behalf,” he implored.
The MCE's appeal came during the inauguration of the Ho Municipal Assembly following successful District Level elections. Forty-three members, including government appointees, were sworn in, with Mr. Mawunyo Agbe reelected as the Presiding Member.
In his address on behalf of the President, the Member of the Council of State emphasized the critical role of District Assemblies in the governance framework, urging members to prioritize decentralization efforts. He underscored the need for Assemblies to align their action plans with the government's economic agenda, particularly in advancing job creation initiatives.