Ghana's water infrastructure to improve with Coca Cola initiative

8 February 2011

Beverage company Coca Cola, one of the largest in the world, is to invest in the water infrastructure of Ghana.

Some $1.5 million (£930,000) is being earmarked to help the country as it tries to ensure portable water is accessible to all communities.

The money will be distributed though The Coca Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) and it forms part of a six-year commitment that will see $30 million ploughed into improving access to clean water for two million Africans.

A statement issued by the group said: "The Foundation's strategic focus is on four key areas of intervention. These [are] clean water access, preventive health, education and entrepreneurship."

It is hoped this support will enhance the chances of Ghana meeting the Millennium Development Goals as set out by the UN.

Established in 2001, the TCCAF looks after social investment programmes in the continent, with the Replenish Africa Initiative being the body's current flagship scheme.

Categories: Water

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