Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini has commissioned a borehole for the people of Fou in the constituency.
Fou is one of the suburbs within the Sagnarigu Municipality that has been facing challenges particularly access to potable water.
The borehole project is in response to an appeal by the chiefs made to the Member of Parliament during one of his community engagements.
The project was funded by the African Friendship Association of Turkey at a cost of 20,000 Ghana cedis.
Addressing the gathering at the commissioning, the Tamale North MP said he has made several efforts through the Ghana Water Company to provide treated water for the Fuo community but until that comes into fruition; he will fall on NGOs for support.
“The MP role is to lobby not only government agencies, but all other organizations in development so we’ve got some things done through the central government, but we’ve also been focusing on some NGOs and we have about four NGOs in this constituency constructing various projects to meet the developmental needs of the people”.
Alhassan Suhuyini indicated that, he will continue to be an advocate for the developmental needs of the people in the Tamale North constituency and thanked the Chiefs and people of Fou community for their continues support.
A representative of the African Friendship Association, Jamal Abdul Nasir Salifu, said the MP informed him about the woes of the people, but for the bad weather, the association planned to construct two boreholes for the community.
He said the association over the years has given several educational scholarships to students, drilled boreholes and also made donations to the needy in society and therefore urged the Fou community to properly maintain the borehole saying “we will give you other projects if you take care of this borehole”
Some residents of Fou, who spoke to Diamond news, commended the Member of Parliament for initiating the project indicating it will reduce the time wasted in search of potable water.
Story by: Edward A. Ken-Zorre