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President Mahama and partners inspect water project

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The president with the partnersIsraeli Ambassador, Sharon Bar-li, with the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Netherlands; Caecilia Wijger, joined President John Dramani Mahama, to inspect the completion of the Accra Tema Metropolitan Area Rural Rehabilitation Project.

Israel provided $19 million, while The Netherlands contributed €41 million, to support the project, designed and built by Israeli engineering, design and construction firm; TAHAL Group.

Mr Seth Owusu-Mante Jnr., Public Diplomacy Coordinator of the Embassy of Israel, announced this in a statement, copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Thursday.

The project is expected to produce a daily supply of 46,000m³, equivalent to 9 million gallons of potable water to serve an estimated population of 250,000 inhabitants.

The statement said the Rural Rehabilitation Project had been equipped with additional facilities to produce 56,000m³ water daily in future.

It quoted the Ambassador of Israel, Sharon Bar-li, as saying: “Coming from Israel, a country that has scarce water resources, we know that water equals life, therefore, we are proud to take part in a project that connects so many Ghanaians to potable water and elevates their standard of living.”

The executing company, TAHAL, is one of the oldest Israeli companies working in Ghana since independence.

The statement said General Manager of TAHAL Ghana, Ehud Avny, expressed satisfaction with the work done.

The statement said he expressed delight over the completion of the work on schedule, as the Tahal Group marked 50 years of work and cooperation in Ghana.

The statement said the TAHAL Group would continue to offer sustainable integrated solutions in the water and agricultural sectors in Ghana towards transforming the challenging situations to benefit both the urban and rural populations.

The Project has improved water supply to Michel Camp, Afienya, Kpone, Prampram, Old Ningo, New Ningo, Ayitepa, Kponguno, Omankope, Kodiabe, Doyumu, Agomeda, Adumanya, Menyum, Dodowa, Odese, Nganompian, Bawalashie, Oyibi, Amanfro, Latehman, Ashiyie, Fafraha, Abominya, Ayikuma, Abokobi, Pantang and Ayi Mensah areas, all in the Greater Accra Region.

The rest are Akorley, Abonse, Aperade, Adukrom, Awukugua, Dawu, Abiriw, Akropong, Mamfe, Amanokrom, Tutu, Obosomase, Ahwerase, Aburi, Gyankama, Kitase, Peduase, Berekuso, Akwamufie, Mangoasi, Atimpoku, New Senchi, Akrade, Senchi, Domeabra, Lolonyo, Agomanya, Manya Kponwono, Odumasi, Menekpo, Sra, Sawe and Ogome, also in Eastern Region.

Source: GNA

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