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Bongo District with its surrounding environs has for the past years experienced a troubled water system, as the underground water from which the district relies on was characterized by too much fluoride.
The prevailing system was however in contrast with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation that fluoride concentration in drinking water should not exceed 1.5mg.
In launching the Composite Budget in the Bongo District, Upper East Regional Minister, Mark Woyongo revealed that the government has secured 40 million Euros from donors to establish a plant on the Tono Irrigation dam to support the Vea plant.
This would enable a water supply of not less than 1 million gallons of water in a day to Bongo, Bolgatanga, Kassena NankanaWest and Kassena Nankana East Districts among other areas in the Upper East Region.
He recounted the numerous efforts made by the Assembly, together with other partners in resolving the fluoride problem in the district, but noted that the attempts could not yield the needed results for the district.
He for instance stated that the Assembly over the years invested huge monies in drilling boreholes, but this notwithstanding the fluoride content was still high.
Mr. Woyongo however believed that the move taken by his government would go a long way to rectify the major problem of the people of Bongo.
The Regional Minister further assured the people of Bongo that early next year, the Government would tar the road from Bolgatanga to Bongo.