Water is doubtlessly the world’s most precious resource. Through the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) launched in 2009,
Over the past 7 years,
To mark the 2018 World Water Day, the West Africa Business Unit inaugurated the Kumasi Water Project in Ghana – the tenth project executed in underserved urban communities since 2011 under
The Kumasi Water Project, executed in collaboration with the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), will bring safe, affordable water to 45,000 beneficiaries across six low-income communities in Kumasi, the country’s second largest city, where nearly half of the 2.5 million residents live in informal settlements, often without access to water services.
Community Management Committees (CMCs) will oversee maintenance of the 75 water points constructed in Kumasi’s Asokore Mampong Municipal and Atwima Nwabiagya districts. Economic empowerment opportunities were also created for some community members, including 60 women, who were trained in standpipe (water point) operations and maintenance.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Musah Issaka Balima, WSUP Country Program Manager for Ghana said, “WSUP is proud to support GWCL in its mission of providing water access to all Ghanaians, including the poorest urban residents. With backing from
GWCL Chief Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Cephas Oguaa expressed the Ghanaian government’s appreciation to
“The success of this project confirms that working together, we can achieve more. We believe in the power of partnership. A good deal of thanks goes to our partners, Ghana Water Company Limited and Water & Sanitation for Urban Poor for their valuable contribution to this project”.
By the end of 2020, The