Agency to increase water accessibility by 2015

Takoradi, Jan 31, GNA “ The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) is to increase potable water accessibility and coverage in the country by 76 per cent by 2015.

The move is in line with the Millennium Development Goals and the agency™s Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) from 2008 to 2015.

A CWSA document released to the GNA at Takoradi on Thursday said 756 million dollars was required to provide potable water under the SIP by end of 2015.

It said projects the agency is implementing included KFW Rural Water and Sanitation Project under which 1,000 boreholes, 200 KVIPS, 3,400 VIPS and 91 iron removable plants would be constructed in 15 districts of the Ashanti Region.

The document said the Government of Ghana Rural Water Supply project was also underway in the Western Region for the improvement of water supply in 175 communities in 16 districts.

Other projects are International Development Agency/World Bank Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation project in six regions, GoG 20,000 boreholes project to serve 6,000,000 in 10 regions, Cocobod borehole project, and sustainable services at Scale.

The rest are the AFD peri-Urban and Rural Water in 22 districts of the Brong Ahafo Region, DANIDA/Local service Delivery and Governance Programme in four regions and the CIDA intervention in 13 districts in the eastern corridor of the Northern Region.


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Published: 2014-01-31 13:27:45
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