Bawku (U/E), Sept 29, GNA - Government had provided potable water and sanitation facilities including toilets and waste bins to some deprived communities in the Bawku Municipality and its environs.
The move was to help solve the poor sanitation problems facing the communities and to deal with the deprived ways in accessing potable drinking water.
Mr Abduliah Musah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), who constructed a toilet facility and three bore holes for the Possum Community in the Bawku Municipality, noted that development had eluded those communities for a long time as a result of which government had decided to provide them with the facilities.
Mr Musah said the facilities were to reduce the pressure on the already existing ones so as to provide good environment for the promotion of a healthier society.
He said government was committed to making every community enjoy the good part of the Better Ghana Agenda.
Mr Musah said apart from taking steps to ensure safer and healthier communities, government had put in place policies that would provide more jobs for the youth who were the driving force of the country’s economy.
The MCE disclosed that a number of the youth in the area had gained employment over the past three years under National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), and the Northern Rural Development Programme (NRDP) among others which were interventions by government to promote the development of the youth.
Baba Pana Soba, a community elder, who received the facilities on behalf of members of the Possum Community, commended government for the gesture and gave the assurance that they would put the facility in good use.
He called on other development partners to come to their aid and appealed to the youth to eschew violence and make good use of the opportunities provided.