Water infrastructure programme to help Ghanaians

25 January 2011

Water infrastructure in Ghana is set to be enhanced thanks to an innovative organisation.

It is called Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor and it will see local and global expertise combined to improve the quality of water and sanitation services being delivered, the Ghanaian Chronicle reports.

Issaka Balima Musah is the manager of the Oforikrom Water and Sanitation (OWAS) project, which has backing from the United States Agency for International Development as part of a wider scheme encompassing five different countries.

"The government of Ghana is targeting national water coverage of about 85 per cent by 2012 and national sanitation coverage of 53 per cent in the same period," he told the news provider.

Once the OWAS has been completed, some 77,000 residents will have access to improved sanitation facilities, 64,000 will have clean water and 108,500 people will be taught hygiene education.

The Water Resources Commission of Ghana has also been given a loan from the African Development Bank.

Categories: Water

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