EU-led €1.6m partnership project to improve water delivery in Ghana

Ghana’s water quality is expected to improve tremendously in the next three years following the implementation of a project partnership agreement led by the European-Union to build capacity in quality monitoring and surveillance in water delivery.

The project valued at 1,615,730 Euros, will improve the independence of the country’s water quality control maximally and make Ghana a hub where the project success is expected to be scaled-up and replicated within other African countries, especially the West African sub-region.

Among the deliverables, the project will develop a water control organisation that can act independently from the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to allow for sustainable operation of quality control programmes.

At a project-kick-off meeting in Accra on Monday, Mr Kwaku Dovlo, Deputy Managing Director, GWCL, described the project and its partnership arrangement as a milestone achievement that would transform the delivery of water to both domestic and commercial users.

Many countries in Africa are facing similar problems as Ghana’s water services sector and the EU say, the need and potential to replicate the country’s success in other countries is high.

Ghana’s proposal to the EU financing entity, according to Herve Delsol of the EU Mission Ghana, stood tall among several that were submitted for consideration for the project that was launched a year and half years ago.

He said the EU’s stake is 75 per cent in the project with funds from the European Investment Fund and called on other partners – the GWCL, International Water Association (IWA) and Vitens-Evides International (VEI), to fully commit their services as well ensure the project success.

VEI and IWA, which are contributing 164.730 Euros and 25,000 Euros respectively toward the project, intend to continue their relation with the GWCL and other local partners after the project end to ensure that local expertise draw on their good advice and practices.

The GWCL is providing 130,000 Euros of the total project cost.

Source: GNA

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  1. BB says

    Interesting, Ghana does not need Europe to teach them how to serve their people or citizens with such basics like water and sanitation if leaders are not so corrupt, greed, and ignorant. Big disease such as these is what crippling the nation for 40yrs. Sooner they stop the better.

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