Mr Speaker, because this is the substantive Question, as you rightly indicated, I have it. I can only plead with my Friend, the Hon Member for Nsuta Kwamang Beposo that when he is taking supplementary ones, he should take his
time and ask them, so I can understand and respond to them.
Mr Speaker, Nsuta town receives its water supply from the Mampong Water Supply System. The Mampong Water Supply System, which was recently inaugurated by His Excellency the President, after major expansion and rehabilitation works, supplies water, not only to Mampong and Nsuta but also to Beposo, Krobo, Akyeremade, Dadiease, Brofoyeduru, Tatafromu, Darmang, Nkwantanan, Worakese, Bonkrom, Abruku- tuase, Dahoo, Abankosu, Tatafroso and Adweeho.
The Mampong Water Supply System now uses Variable Speed Drive (VSD) pumps to supply water to Nsuta. VSD pumps are pumps whose speed adjust automatically to accommodate the water demand at all times.
With these VSD pumps, the overhead reservoir may not be necessary in terms of regulating demand and supply of water. However, during periods of power cut, a reservoir becomes relevant because water in the reservoir can be distributed by gravity. In this regard, the Ministry would take steps to repair the reservoir at Nsuta to serve as a storage tank.