Kulbonduli Community in the Savannah Region Cries For Water
The Assembly member of Yapei, Mr Mvatinu Jakpa has assured the community that a dam will be constructed before the end of the year 2021.
Residents of Kulbonduli have are pleading unto government and all stakeholders to help them dig a dam for good drinking water.
Kulbonduli is a farming community in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah region which has a population of about 500 to 600 inhabitants. The name, 'Kulbonduli' in Dagbani means the other side of stream or tributary tuning into a big river yet their name does not symbolise their recent condition. The people live on the bank of a stream yet their major problem is the lack of potable water for drinking.
The only source of drinking water is in the collection of a small water body which the community call a dam which was almost dried up when Soireenews correspondent in the Savanah Region paid a visit.
The rest of the water in the dam has turned milky, clayey and muddy in nature.
Mr Abukari Umar, a community member who spoke to Ibrahim Jajah of Soireenews told that they have tried several efforts to get the problem solved but all efforts have proved futile.
He explained that numerous appeals made through the District Chief Executive, the Honorable Member of Parliament, Savannah Regional Minister, both the leadership of the National Democratic Congress and the incumbent New Patriotic Party have yielded no positive results.
The chief's linguist of the community, Baba Gundadoo complained about how they share water with other animals. He narrated that at times, children are sent to go and patrol around the dam to prevent stray-animals from draining the available water.
The Assembly member of Yapei/Yipala electoral area, Mr Mvatinu Jakpa said he is leaving no stone unturned to get the community a dam and has called on all stakeholders who matter most to come to the aid of the community by digging a dam for them.
He has however assured the community that a dam will be constructed before the end of the year 2021.
Ibrahim Jahjah, Savanna Regional Correspondent