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Mar 20, 2012

EU support water systems


Mr. Godwin Kwaku Dolvo Herve Delsol, Deputy Managing Director of the GWCL, says Customers of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) are to enjoy reliable and quality water supply, following an initiative to rehabilitate its entire water infrastructure costing 1,615,730 million.

According to him, all the water laboratories in the 10 regions, in the country will be rehabilitated, whilst a central laboratory will be built.

Mr. Dolvo disclosed this in Accra, at a stakeholders’ meeting, stressing that the project is strongly supported by the Water Resources Commission, the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing and the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).

Mr. Dovlo said other infrastructural facilities will be provided at the various water treatment plants in the country and the company’s personnel trained to effectively handle challenges.

He said the company will also undertake awareness and hygiene promotion in water catchment areas, adding that the project will also help develop a water-quality-control organisation that can act independently from the water operator.

Mr. Herve Delsol, a representative of the EU Mission in Ghana, on his part was pleased to be associated with the project, expressing the hope that the project will go a long way to improve the water situation in the country.

The project is being undertaken by the GWCL in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and Vitens of The Netherlands.

The EU is contributing 75 percent of the funding, whilst the Vitens of The Netherlands and the GWCL are jointly providing 25 per cent.

Source: ISD