The chiefs and people of Aveme-Danyigba at the weekend celebrated this year’s World Water Day with the inauguration of a $155,000 water supply system.
The day was also marked with the exposure of 150 pupils in hygiene and sanitation education.
Togbe Afari Akoto III of Danyigba described the new water supply system as a major landmark in the lives of the beneficiary communities, which include Aveme-Drah and Aveme- Resettlement town.
The Modular Slow Sand Filtration System with daily capacity of 50,000 litres was provided by Safe Water network of the United States in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development, Conrad Hilton Foundation and Clark Sustainable Developments Limited all of the US.
The source of water supply to the new facility is the Volta Lake.
Mr Kurt Soderlund, Chief Executive Officer of Safe Water Network said the target of the project is children in the beneficiary communities who must be its “proud users and custodians”.
“In time you will be its operators and your children will use it,” he told the children.
Ms Patience Asem, Executive Director of the Volta River Authority Resettlement Trust Fund said the Fund’s association with Safe Water Network facilitated the process to supply water to the 52 resettlement communities along the Volta Lake.
She appealed to the people in the three beneficiary communities to protect the facility and to be ready to pay token fees towards its maintenance.