Plan International Ghana has provided potable drinking water to two rural communities to mitigate water stress bane in the communities. The beneficial communities are;...
Plan International Ghana has provided potable drinking water to two rural communities to mitigate water stress bane in the communities.
The beneficial communities are; Mintakrom and Amahi-Nkwanta both is Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern region .
Commissioning the Mechanised borehole Projects Friday, the Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan International Ghana,Kofi Adade Debrah stated that,the water supply will serve as a lifeline for healthy life of the inhabitants .
He underpinned that , access to potable water is crucial to human health,child protection and equal opportunities for children hence government must fix the huge potable water deficit in rural parts of the Eastern region.
Mr.Kofi Adade Debrah postulated that ,most school children in communities without access to potable water waste school hours roaming for water exposing them to several dangers hence the construction of the Ghc107,000 mechanised boreholes for the two communities which form part of a €1 million integrated Water ,Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH ) project seeking to reduce mortality by 50% in 20 rural communities in the Eastern and Volta regions within 3 year period
Mr.Debrah indicated that provision of potable water to the people is basic responsibility of government particularly when Ghana is subscription to the provision of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 of which the goals 3 and 6 enjoins countries to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages and ensure availability and sustainable management of water and Sanitation for all .
He mentioned that,since the incorporation of Plan International in Ghana in 1992,it has initiated several water projects such as small town and water systems,drilling of boreholes and digging of wells as well as institution of sanitation systems through the provision of household and institution latrines amd training in maintenance of hygiene and sanitation in Eastern,Central ,Volta and Upper West Regions ,aim at complementing government’s effort.
The Eastern Regional Director of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Ing. Gilbert Amoah Ayamgah, commended Plan International Ghana for it’s continues support to government in areas of potable water and Sanitation provision .
He called on all NGO’s to come to the Eastern region to support the extension of potable water to rural communities as many of the population depend on polluted water for survival .
Chiefs in the two communities elatedly commended plan International Ghana for saving them from water borne diseases with the provision of the potable water which is available and easily accessible .