Cabinet has approved the implementation of the Peri-Urban and Rural Water Supply Project in 450 Locations across the country.
The project will provide clean, sterile drinking water to these peri-urban and rural locations across the following regions including Ashanti, Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra Regions using an advanced UK technology.
The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and the Community Water and Sanitation Agency in conjunction with Aqua Africa Limited, a UK Private Sector Entity based in the UK have been working together on a market-based approach to provide sustainable clean, sterile drinking water to peri-urban and rural communities in Ghana.
Government is embarking on this project as part of measures to attain the Sustainable Development Goal 6 on clean water and sanitation for all and to cater for an unserved hard to reach rural population.
It is also to improve strategy in enhancing the delivery of eater, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
The concept of transformation is to employ innovative technology and financing methods to generate revenue for maintenance and future expansion projects.
The project will be executed in over an 18 month period and comprise a cashless payment and data collection system integrated within it to ensure that revenue is easily captured, managed and secured in advance of all water distribution.
The implementation of this project will maximise social and health benefits such as clean, safe and reliable water supply, improvement in school attendance and reduction in water-borne diseases.
It will also improve access to reliable potable water supply throughout the year, with 225,000 people taken out of water poverty from the first project.