Water Aid pledges support for Government’s agenda to improve water and sanitation

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Water Aid Ghana has pledged to support Government’s agenda to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene in the country.

Government, as part of efforts to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene, has set up a Ministry to deal purposely with such issues.

The Ministry of Sanitation , Water Resources was carved out of the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing to deal specifically with water and sanitation issues in the country.

The international non-governmental organization has been working to transform lives by improving access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene in the poorest communities across the country.

The organization has developed a new country strategy to cover Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) issues between 2016 and 2021.

The four programme areas include; WASH in communities, right to WASH, WASH in Education and Health.

At its Annual Review meeting for the 2016-2017 Fiscal year in Kumasi, Water Aid Ghana and key groups explored ways to effectively implement the strategies.

Head of Programs at Water Aid Ghana, Yaw Asante Sarkodie explained that “the strategy will also consider how best to support the sector with organizational development in terms of strengthening to ensure that citizens from national through to the community level understand the policy strategies of Government so we can identify gaps and work properly with them”.

He added that Water Aid is committed to universal access to sustainable WASH services by 2030.

Water Aid has been present in Ghana since 1985, working with policy makers and eight local development partners.

Water, sanitation and hygiene education projects are carried out in six out of ten of the country’s regions, helping to improve access to water and sanitation for some of Ghana’s poorest people.

Community-led solutions and systems are put in place to help empower local communities and people so that they can help themselves to take the first steps out of poverty.

In Ghana last year we reached 70,000 people with safe water and 49, 000 people with improved sanitation.

Source: Hafiz Tijani/Kapital971.com

 

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