May 20, 2024

Head of the Physical Planning Department at the Techiman Municipal Assembly, M.r Kwame Asante Agyeman, has urged the Techiman Traditional Council including the inhabitants of the Techiman to protect water bodies in the municipality, especially the Tano River.

He said Techiman is a community blessed with many water bodies and that the people of Techiman should make a conscious effort to protect the water bodies from pollution.

“There are a lot of water bodies within the Techiman Municipality which makes life comfortable in the municipality. We have the headwater of River Tano in Techiman and it is one of the Perennial water bodies in Ghana.

“We have other water bodies such Aponkosu, Atweredan, Kofronsua, Daa, Abrensua, Bosomaso including many others that complements our way of life because nobody can live without drinking water and the Tano River is the major source of water for the people in Techiman and its environ.

“The current state of the River is an eyesore and that is due to the activities that goes on at the River bank ranging from buildings, cattle grazing and many others have changed the state of the water and that have a negative impact on the inhabitants of the town.

“We all have a collective effort to protect and preserve these water bodies because the water bodies go a long way to ensure our survival.” He said

Mr. Kwame Asante Agyeman, further revealed that, the Techiman South Municipal Assembly has crafted some Bye Laws to protect its natural environment.

He said the Techiman Traditional Council and the Municipal Assembly have considered these Bye Laws and very soon they will take effect.

“From hence, the Techiman South Municipal Assembly, has enacted a law to protect our bodies, those who have built along river banks, those who are farming along river banks or engaging in any negative activities at the banks of our rivers should desist from that because the law will deal with them.

“We have not enacted the law to frustrate anybody but to protect our water bodies and we will plead with all and sundry to take note of that.” He explained