Govt committed to tackling sanitation, water problems


Mr. Kofi Adda

The Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda, has said government is determined to ensure an available and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all as enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goal  Six (SDG-6)

He noted that it was for this reason that the government had set up a separate ministry to handle water and sanitation challenges in the country.

The minister said this when the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker called on him at his office in Accra.

Mr. Ron Strikker

Mr. Ron Strikker

He revealed that his ministry would soon organise a stakeholder’s conference to outline its vision and mission as well as attract key feedback and inputs from all stakeholders in order to make the ministry function better and meet the needs and aspirations of Ghanaians.

“I urge all stakeholders to come together to move the operations and objectives, of the ministry forward. We need to synchronise all policies into a comprehensive framework for an effective and efficient delivery”, the minister said.

Mr. Adda expressed his gratitude to the Netherlands government for their continuous support to Ghana for the provison of water and sanitation facilities.

The Netherlands Ambassador, Mr. Strikker, expressed his government’s desire to work with the current Government in the provision of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities.

He stated that so far, 85 water health stations were in Ghana with   about 16 WASH projects currently running till 2020.

The Ambassador urged the government through the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation to inaugurate the Cape Coast Water projects which have also been completed.

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