The District Chief Executive (DCE) for East Mamprusi, Mr. Adam Imoro, has expressed worry about the Gambaga-Nalerigu dam, as it poses danger to residents.
The dam which serves as a source of drinking and bathing water for the two towns in the dry season, has develop deep gullies around its banks and could break to spill out the water at any time.
If the spilt water should spill, it could wash away parts of the Gambaga-Nalerigu road and destroy farms as well as lives.
Mr. Imoro said these to the media when he took them around the dam, to see the damage that had occurred at the peak of the rains this year.
The DCE appealed to the government, the Ministry of Agriculture and Development Partners, to as a matter of urgency, come to assist the District to rehabilitate the dam to avert any calamity.
Mr. Imoro said the District cannot contain the situation because it was financially constrained hence the need for assistance.
He said the dam since its construction in the 60s, had not been any rehabilitation.
The DCE said if the dam was left to collapse, dry season farming would come to a halt and the poverty situation would increase, since majority of the people use the dam for the dry season farming.
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