Host of the round table was President of the
Don Dussey outlined the three main sustainability initiatives in Ghana, namely women empowerment( empowering 5 million women by the 2020 in the world) (5by20), water and sanitation through our, Replenish Africa Initiative, and RAIN, , Safe Water for Africa,( SWA) and the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) programs as well as the donation of medical equipment to several hospitals every year.
On her part, the guest of honor, Administrator McCarthy underlined the need for building public trust and said that people do not trust water quality even though it may be safe and this in turn leads to the need for proper certification. She also engaged in, such as public private partnerships for women and youth economic empowerment, water and the strengthening of Ghana's health facilities to foster development.
She also emphasized the importance of making monitoring data public in order to boost the community’s trust and confidence in the quality of the water they are getting.
She said, "We need to create fundamental and transparent system data that can be shared with the public and also amplify our success so everyone will know."
The discussion resulted in the following key action points:
- The need for a third party certification
- Partnerships through advocacy
- Monitoring and setup of a transparent database
- Communication and sharing of best practices.
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