With the coming on stream of the Tono Dam project to boost the production of water, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has rolled out an intervention under the Low-Income Customers Support Department to subsidize new services connection to households within 120 meters radius to a Supply point in Bolgatanga and Navrongo catchment area.
Under the project, new service applicants are required to pick up a registration form from the Offices of the Company and make a payment of GHC300.00 instead of GHC 1486.00 that covers connection charges and account credit to service water bills.
Speaking in an interview with GBC URA Radio the Officer in Charge of the Low-Income Customers Support Department Justin Navele, encouraged residents in the beneficiary towns to take advantage of the project which is the first of its in the Upper East Region.
He further indicated the company is committed to contributing to achieving goal 6 of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.
The Regional officer assured persons who have paid the registration fees but are beyond the specified radius that new pipes would be laid subsequently to serve them.
For his part, the Regional Commercial Manager for the Ghana Water Company Limited Mohammed Bashiru noted that the project is yet to meet it first target of about 4000 news connection as of the end of the first half of the year.
He encouraged households with the Bolgatanga, Bolgatanga East, Navrongo, and its catchment area to sign up for the Low-Income Customer Support Department project which started from February 22, 2021, and ending in August this year.