-The Ghana Water Company is requesting a total of $2 billion for the full expansion of water supply by 2025
- Head of Communications, Stanley Martey reveals the company has to complete about 20 projects nationwide
The Ghana Water Company (GWCL) has revealed it would need a total of 2-billion dollars to fully expand water supply to all Ghanaians by the end of the year, 2025.
Head of Corporate Communications at the Ghana Water Company, Stanley Martey says even though his outfit has increased the access to water by 13% between 2013 to 2015, much needed to reach a 100% full competition.
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We have a number of projects ongoing and the total cost is 676 million dollars and this will further increase our coverage by 10%.2 so there are several projects that are ongoing in every region of the country. We have 20 major planned projects nationwide apart from what I’ve mentioned, and we will require two billion dollars so that we will be able to attain the 100% access to water for the people of Ghana, he stated.
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So far, 43% of Ghanaians in the urban regions rely on sachet water as they complain of the purity of water flowing through their taps as a 2014 Demographic and Health Survey report by the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Statistical Service further reveals that 43% of Ghana’s urban dwellers depend on sachet water as a source of drinking water.