|The Kotingli dam, one of CID-Ghana’s major projects for the year has been deepened. It would be recalled that after two rounds of deepening in the past two years, the dam could still not store enough water all year round. This year’s deepening which was carried out for four days brought a lot of transformation and “development” to the dam, according to the consultant. Not only was the dam deepened, it was also widened with a new embankment extended to prevent the outflow of water from the north western corridor. With the extensive works on the dam, its storage has been enhanced tremendously and it is expected that that it will not dry during the harmattan season.|
The deepening attracted the attention of children who were fascinated by the bulldozer and older folks who thought that they knew the topography better and could guide the operator of the bulldozer. On the last day of the works, the community was so excited and everybody was full of compliments for a job well done. The Kotingli dam serves the people of Kotingli, neighbouring Fulani settlements as well as the inhabitants of Bagliga.
CID-Ghana intends to undertake further developments at the dam. These include reinforcing the fence at the dam to keep animals away, constructing a platform where people can do their laundry and planting organic of mangoes around the dam. The mango trees will enhance vegetation around the dam and at the same time serve as a source of income for the sustenance of the dam.
The deepening was funded by CID Holland, a branch of CID Ghana which has been very instrumental in CID-Ghana’s water and sanitation programme.
Mark Abubakar Bansumah