Cabinet has approved a €233m Euro facility for the construction of Tamale and Damango water supply projects.
The approval was made at the 54th meeting of Cabinet.Parliament is expected to equally approve the project loan facility for the construction to commence.
The project is expected to be financed by an export credit facility from a number of institutions led by Deutsche Bank.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, revealed this to journalists in Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
According to him, the Tamale and Damongo water systems are aimed at improving delivery of potable drinking water to an estimated 800 thousand people in the Northern Region.
However, the minister said that as a result of the rapidly growing population, demand has outstripped supply compelling the Ghana water company to ration supply.
He disclosed that “This new project is aimed at addressing the supply constraints for Tamale and its surrounding communities as well as achieving the GOG target of water for all by 2030.”
According to him, the total number of target beneficiaries is almost 800,000 from Tamale through Yapei and Damongo.
The scope of work for the project covers the construction of a new water treatment plant with pumps and transmission pipelines, pumping station, new district offices at Tamale and installation of dedicated power lines, he said.
Additionally, he noted, “water asset management would be improved through the provision and laying of primary distribution network, service connection materials and training of staff.”
Tamale and its environs have experienced severe water shortage in recent times, with students in the areas having to share the only source of water with animals.
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