Government provides new water drinking supply system for Upper West region

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A new drinking water supply system (DWS) is operational in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The construction of these facilities is part of the “Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project”.

The populations of the Upper West Region of Ghana have new drinking water facilities. They were commissioned on October 11th, 2020 by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The installations were carried out in the locality of Hamile-Happa. In this small town located in Lambussia district, the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) constructed a mechanised borehole with a flow rate of 637 m3 of water per day. The water from the installation is stored in a new 200 m3 reservoir and two rehabilitated reservoirs with a total capacity of 120 m3. This makes it possible to supply up to 13,920 people, particularly in Lambussia.

The implementation of the drinking water supply project in the small town of Hamile-Happa required an investment of more than 5 million Ghanaian cedis, i.e. more than 884,000 dollars.

The component of a vast project

The construction of the Hamile-Happa WATSAN system is part of the “Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project”, launched in 2017. It is financed to the tune of 45.7 million dollars (more than 264 million Ghanaian cedis) by the World Bank and is intended for 600,000 people living in rural areas in Ghana.

According to the Ghanaian government, the “Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project” is being implemented in several small towns located in the 10 regions of Ghana (Central, Ahafo, Bono, East Bono, North, Savannah, North East, West, North West and Upper East). Some 432,609 people are already benefiting from this project, which aims to provide drinking water to the entire population.

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