GWCL to attain 100% access to potable water in Ghana by 2025
GWCL to attain 100% access to potable water in Ghana by 2025.
The 77th Traditional Scientific and Technical Council and Exhibition has been organized by African Water Association in collaboration with Ghana Water Company Limited with the aim of improving the performance of the water and sanitation sector in Africa.
Joseph Kofi Adda (MP) noted that the meeting was also aimed at strengthening the institutional and human capacities to serve as a catalyst for acquiring and improving knowledge in water production and distribution, and sanitation management from the technical, legal administrative and economic point of view.
According to him, studies have shown that, investment in water and sanitation services result in an overall estimated gain of 1.5% of global GDP.
Adding that, there is also the issue of the management of solid waste, which is a huge challenge for Ghana.
“In the face of population growth, these disparities need to be addressed if Ghana is to achieve her sector target of Sanitation and water for all by 2025 and SDG-6 by 2030”, he disclosed.
This he said, the sanitation sub-sector would soon see a modernization of its operations from an injection of modern and state-of –art technology to help get rid of filth and open defecation in the country.
I throw a challenge to the private sector to position itself to take advantage of the opportunities that these innovations come with.
Since government has realized that WASH provision is a shared responsibility and has therefore created the enabling environment for private sector participation and partnership to achieve the national goals and subsequently the SDGs.
This year’s meeting was themed: “Improving the performance of the water and sanitation sector in Africa”.