Japan connects six communities to potable water

By: Daniel Nonor

Mr. Anthony Adenua (Director) and H.E. Mr. Keiichi Katakami (Japanese Ambassador to Ghana) signing the document of water project in South Tongu District. Pix: Eric Owiredu.

The Government of Japan, under its Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme, is providing the Centre for Integrated Education and Development (CIED) with a grant of $104,212 for a project to improve water supply system in six communities in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.

The beneficiary communities are Agordome, Agorwe, Sonukpo, Tsawere, Apinkpo and Azikpo. These communities will be connected to the Ghana Water Company main pipelines.

Signing the grant in Accra, yesterday, the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Keiichi Katakami said a total of 1,620 inhabitants were expected to have access to continuous supply of potable water.

He disclosed that under the grant, water and Sanitation Development Boards would be set up in each community and trained to effectively manage the new water facilities in these communities.

Furthermore, Mr. Katakami said many deprived communities in the district get their drinking water from polluted and unsafe sources that were detrimental to the health of the people.

On his part, the Director of the Centre for Integrated Education and Development, Mr. Adanua Anthony expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Japanese Government for the support.

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