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THE World Bank is funding the drilling of 26 boreholes to be fitted with hand pumps at a cost of Â¢1.6 billion to improve water supply in the Nandom traditional area of the Upper West Region.
The project is being executed under the supervision of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, Upper West Regional Minister, Ambrose Dery, announced at the annual "Kakube" festival of the chiefs and people of Nandom.The thanksgiving festival afforded the people the opportunity to meet and deliberate on development issues.
Mr Dery said that under the second phase of the CWSA programme, dubbed "Small Town Water Supply and Sanitation Project," the water system in Lawra and Nandom would be rehabilitated and expanded to increase water delivery to the people.
He said the evaluation report on the project had been forwarded to the CWSA and the contract would be awarded soon.
Mr Dery also announced the institution of a micro-credit scheme targetted at the youth and women groups within the district under the community based Rural Development Project.
Under the scheme, the groups would benefit from credits ranging between Â¢15 million to Â¢60 million to enhance their small-scale businesses and farming activities.
The Paramount chief of the Nandom Traditional Area, Naa Dr Puoure Puobe Chiir VII, asked the people to desist from indiscriminate felling of trees and bush burning and to plant more trees to serve as wind breaks and to check the southward drift of the Sahara desert.
The District Chief Executive for Lawra, George Yasame Sulley, called for the establishment of an education endowment fund to assist students to pursue tertiary education to improve upon the human resource base of the district.