Six communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana are to benefit from a capacity building geared towards protection of Water bodies through a program dubbed ’Ghana Drink Safety Water Project (GDSWAP),expected to be rolled out by Kingdom 1st Group, a Sweden base organization.
A Senior Consultant to Kingdom 1st Group, Mrs. Acquah Janet explains the aim of the project is to create awareness on the importance of protecting water bodies for a sustainable development.
The beneficial communities for the first phase of the project are Akosombo, Atimpoku, Asesewa, New Somanya, Odumasi and Sekesua .
According to Mrs.Acquah ,anthropogenic activities have polluted several water bodies in the country , hence, the need for collaborative efforts to tackle the menace in a holistic manner .
Touching on the dangers involved in drinking from sources that are contaminated, she held that billions of people, almost 1 in every 6 humans, including children suffer from tropical neglected diseases.
The Senior Consultant observed the road map by the World Health Organisation (WHO), to prevent water related diseases globally by 2020 has gained grounds, adding, ‘’it is an indication that more needs to be done by stakeholders.’’
She called on the citizenry never to look down on the alarming and deadly dangers of indiscriminate disposal of refuse into our drainage systems and water bodies as a whole. Madam Acquah urged authorities as the Standards Board and the Foods and Drugs Board to periodically check on water producers since most go contrary in production standards requirements.
Mrs .Acquah called on Metropolitan,Municipal and District Assemblies to support and invest in activities that promote water security, saying, ‘’children are mostly affected by the dangers of water pollution,’’ and therefore cautioned parents and teachers to provide safe drinking water for their children and students.
According to the project supervisor in Ghana, it is was going to be a community based project that would see to it that all communities in Ghana get potable drinking water by 2020, which also means that resources available within the communities are to be mobilized through the assembly member to create awareness for change .
What is GDSWAP Coalition?
A 5-member core team shall be instituted in each Operational Community (OC). Team membership shall by default include the Assembly Member of the area and a Community Health Worker, and three other volunteers who would be selected from OC’s
What is the work of the Coalition Team?
Community Coalition Team members will effectively work together to use their evidence based reports to facilitate meetings with opinion leaders and stakeholders. Coalitions are responsible for organising at least 10 water safety campaigns within the 3 months running period with market women, youth groups and organisations.
Team shall by demand submit timely reports based on findings within operational communities to Kingdom 1st through facilitators. Mobilise community internal resources to address water health challenges. Eg. The assemblies, churches, charitable organisations and individuals can be very helpful.
Why Coalition report is important?
Kingdom 1st will analyse reports of water health challenges in OC’s and advocate for change and support through international allies.
What do I benefit as a GDSWAP Coalition Member?
Members shall benefit a free training course and products from Kingdom 1st. members shall at the end of the project benefit new android handsets. Members qualify to be distributors of Silverzap, in this way employment created for citizenry.
Why GDSWAP is important to my community?
The human body system is 60% water, and so everybody needs water to replenish their system. However, not just any water because of the many bacteria, fungus, virus and other pathogens that are enemies to the human body are found in contaminated water.
Does GDSWAP have solutions to combat these unseen micro bacteria, fungi and virus?
Yes WHO and FDA have recommended Silverzap hydrosol by all standards as effective to fight bacteria and all other pathogens.
How do I get Silverzap hydrosol to fight bacteria and others in my home?
The GDSWAP coalition team members can be contacted for the silverzap hydrosol as well as facilitators.
Mrs. Acquah encouraged that facilitators and community coalition members be proactive in reporting water health issues immediately to the assembly for actions to be taken on recommendations made.
She also called on citizens and authorities especially the Chief Executive Officers and Members of Parliament of selected communities to aid the sustainability of awareness of the need to protect and drink water from safe sources.
What is Silverzap?
SilverZap relies on the recommendations issued from W.H.O and that allows an even higher amount of silver per litter for disinfection purposes. SilverZap uses 100 mcg of pure silver to disinfect one litre of water. The W.H.O views this amount of silver as a bacteriostatic amount and allows in excess of 150 mcg per litre for disinfection purposes. SilverZap contains a total of 10 mg silver per litre of product. This corresponds to 10 ppm (parts per million). SilverZap has a shelf life of 4 years from the production date.
What WHO says about the Product?
“Soluble silver compounds may be used as external antiseptic agents (15–50 ug/litre), as bacteriostatic agents (up to 100 ug/litre), and as disinfectants (150 ug/litre)”
“Higher levels of silver, up to 0.1 mg/litre (a concentration that gives a total dose over 70 years of half the human NOAEL of 10 g), could then be tolerated without risk to heal.
By: Ampem Gyeke-Darko & Krobea Asante Tofepa