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Sanitation Ministry Signs Supply Contract Agreement on Water with Aqua Africa Ltd., UK

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources has signed a Supply Contract Agreement with Aqua Africa Ltd. (UK) for the implementation of rural water projects in five regions across the country.

 

The regions include Greater Accra, Volta, Oti, Ashanti and Eastern Regions. The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, signed on behalf of the Ministry while Mr. Philip Foster initiated for the company.

 

Madam Dapaah noted that the project was in line with the government’s vision of providing water to every part of the community in Ghana to meet the water for all agenda by the year 2020. 

 

She appealed to Ghanaians to protect water bodies and water efficiently.

 

The project, when completed, will go a long way to improve the socio-economic life of the rural people, especially women who labour every day in search of water.   

 

Mr.Philip Foster, for his part, commended Ghana for the strides being made in the water sector.

 

He said the UK was happy to be associated with the project. This, he hoped, would further strengthen the already cordial relation between the UK and Ghana.

 

The project is expected to provide 460 points of delivery and over 200,000 people are expected to benefit from it when completed. It will take 18 months to complete with the face value of 36 million Euros. It will increase the current water supply from 62 percent.

 

Source: ISD (Nelson Kofi Akatey)

 

Created: 08 August 2019
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