Rotary, USAID give $2m support for Ghana water projects

Ghana is benefitting from a two million dollar water project been funded by the Rotary International (RI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

This was made known in a presentation made during a meeting organized by the Rotary Club of Accra- Labone in Accra on January 20, 2011.

USAID has committed $1 million, RI has given $500,000 and all rotary clubs in Ghana are also giving an amount of $500,000 in order to complete the project on time.

The project which was launched in March 2009 during ‘World Water Day saw Ghana, the Dominican Republic and the Philippines among the final three countries qualified for the project to be undertaken in their respectively countries in the entire Rotary world.

Speaking to after the presentation, Mrs Gifty Annan Myers, President of the Rotary Club of Accra-Labone said currently the project is still ongoing in the selected areas.

Mrs Myers said even though the project has funding, supporters of these projects  would engage government through  local authorities such as metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to raise other funds to expand the project for the people of Ghana to benefit more.

The project is to address water and sanitation needs in the selected areas.

By Ekow Quandzie

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