People of Vea Appeals to Government to Rehabilitate Dam
2007-02-05 22:34:54This article has been read 747 times.
The people of Vea in the Upper East Region has appealed to the Government to expedite action on the rehabilitation of the Vea Dam.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at the weekend, after a durbar, the chief of the area, Naba Thomas Azubire, explained that since its establishment in the 1960s, the dam had not been de-silted or seen any major repair.
He said the dam, apart from being used for irrigation, also provides drinking water to the Bolgatanga Municipality and its surroundings.
Naba Azubire said if the dam is renovated, it would help the
production of tomatoes to feed the Pwalugu tomato factory in
the region. He said for two years now some of the farmers had not been
able to farm because of the low water level of the dam. "This
has led to the migration of the youth to the south to do menial
jobs to earn a living," he said. The animals also find it difficult to get water especially in the
dry seasons when the dam dries up, the chief added. The Chief appealed to parents to take advantage of the
capitation grant and send their children to school, since
education was the best legacy they could bequeath to them. He exhorted the youth to desist from the use of drugs since it
could jeopardize their future and render them useless.