Portable drinking water

The project was undertaken by WaterAid Ghana with support from the Australian High Commission.

Portable drinking water
It has the capacity to supply 50,000 litres of water daily to Nkyenoa, Sanfo-Ano, Sanfo-Baanuye, Okyerekrom and Kwadarko, with a combined population of more than 2,000.

The Country Director for WaterAid Ghana, Ms. Afia Zakari, said it was funded under the Australian African Community Engagement Scheme, being implemented across selected districts in the Eastern and Greater Accra Regions.

She stated that her organization had since year 2011 been actively pushing to increase access to water and sanitation facilities in the under-served communities.

She said it was refreshing that the people, especially women and children, would no longer have to walk long distances to draw contaminated water for cooking, drinking and other uses, something that made water-borne diseases common in the beneficiary communities.

An official of the High Commission, Ms. Alice Oyaro, said they were proud to be associated with efforts at making things better for the people.

Osagyefo Osei Yaw Larbi, the chief of Nkyenua, said it was a dream come true, adding that, the people would eternally remain grateful to the organization and the Australians.

He gave the assurance that they would show ownership of the project and do everything to make sure that it was properly maintained.

Source: GNA/News Ghana


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