WaterAid to improve water systems for institutions, communities

Tamale, Water systems of nine schools, two health centres and 10 communities in five districts of the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions are to be rehabilitated and enhanced into solar mechanized systems to better serve the people.

Institutional latrines will also be built for the schools in the beneficiary districts, which include Tamale Metropolis, Bolga Municipality, Bawku West, Bongo and Wa East Districts.

This forms part of a six-month project, (April 2017-September 2017) dubbed: “Supporting localized governance and rehabilitation for sustainable water services in Ghana” aimed at ensuring sustainable water services in the country.

The GH1.5 million project, is to be implemented by WaterAid Ghana, through five local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and it is funded by the Conrad Norman Hilton Foundation.

WaterAid Ghana, has therefore, signed a partnership programme agreement with the five local NGOs in Tamale to kick-start the project.

The NGOs include Pumptech, Won Nyeya, Water Vision Technology Limited, Belim Wusa Development Agency, and ProNET North.

Mr Abdul Nashiru Mohammed, Country Director of WaterAid Ghana, who spoke during the signing ceremony, said the project would help improve access and right to safe sanitation for beneficiary communities and facilities.

Under the project, the Dinaba Health Centre in the Bawku West District, which faces water challenges, would have water piped to its wards to help in its operations.

Mr Nashiru emphasised need for sustainability of project urging the local implementing NGOs to deliver quality facilities to ensure quality water for the beneficiaries.

Mr Ayambire Akaditi, Bongo District Coordinating Director, lauded the project saying it would greatly contribute to improving access to water and sanitation for the beneficiaries.

Mr Akaditi pledged the commitment of the beneficiary local government authorities to support the project to ensure successful implementation.

Source: Ghana News Agency