Harriet Kyeremanteng Oppong, the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Nkoranza South Constituency who doubles as the special aide to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of Political Affairs at the Office of the Chief of Staff has successfully addressed the chronic water crisis in Nyamebekyere, a rural community situated along the Nkoranza Ejura Highway.
This farming-dominated settlement has struggled with access to potable water, forcing residents to trek several kilometers to the Pru River for their daily water needs, as their sole mechanized borehole had remained non-functional for several years.
At a brief ceremony marking the handover of the repaired mechanized borehole to the community, Harriet Kyeremanteng Oppong received expressions of profound gratitude from the community leaders, including the odikro, Assembly member, and unit committee.
The Chairman of the Unit Committee conveyed their collective thanks, stating, “Madam Harriet, on my own behalf, odikro, and the entire community, we say we are grateful. Getting access to potable water has been a major challenge for us for the past three or more years.”
He further highlighted the hardships faced by the children, who had to make multiple trips to the Pru River each morning before school, leading to absenteeism.
The community members expressed their relief and appreciation for the resolution of this vital issue by Harriet Kyeremanteng Oppong.
Mad. Harriet assured the community that plans were underway to address their network issues through GIFEC, and she pledged to facilitate the establishment of a Junior High School (JHS) within the community. Currently, after completing primary education, children are compelled to travel to Ayerede or Pruso for JHS.
Nyamebekyere is not the only community to benefit from Harriet’s water accessibility initiatives. Other communities such as Bonsu, Dandwa, Asempanaye, Dimango, and Dasagwa have also experienced positive transformations through her “Operation Get Access to Potable Water” project. Harriet Kyeremanteng Oppong disclosed that several similar projects were in the pipeline, aiming to provide relief to communities without pipe or mechanized borehole access.