Advisory Board for Community Water and Sanitation Agency inaugurated
A nine member board for the Community Water and Sanitation Agency of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources was inaugurated on December 28,2017 by the Sector Minister Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda charged with the responsibility to develop strategies to make the Community Water and Sanitation Agency one of the most efficient and productive in the country Joseph Kofi Adda said the Board was inaugurated at a very critical time when close to 40% of Ghanaians in the rural areas have no access to improved water supply.
He therefore urged the board members to bring their expertise to bear on the operations of the Agency in order to address the peculiar water challenges in the country. The Minister said since the establishment of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, it has not gone through any engineering.
The time according to him has come for the Agency to be re-tooled and re-engineered to deliver effectively on its mandate. Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda said the government has procured a credit facility of $ 47 million from the World Bank for expansion in the water sector. He said there are issues of water quality, pricing and reliability which must engaged the attention of the board. On issues pertaining to procurement, the Sector Minister asked the board members to be diligent and ensure there is value for money in all their transactions for the benefit of the country. He congratulated the members on their appointment and hoped they will live up to expectation. Responding to the Minister’s address, the board chairman Mr. Kwesi Edufo Yankey urged his colleagues to work hard to support the effort of the Ministry o deliver on its mandate. He assured of the Board’s commitment to deliver to justify the confidence and trust reposed in them.
Other members of the board include; Mr. Kwesi Eduafo Yankey, Mr. Worlanyo Kwadjo Siabi, Mr. Remy Bonpira Puoru, Mr. Cosmos Balazuma Kambozie, Mr. Donnan K. Tay Mr. Patrick Acheampong, Naba Moses Abaare Appiah IV, Miss Vida Duti, Madam Rose Afua Appenteng.
Earlier, the Sector Minister took the members to swear the Oath of Office and Secrecy.
By: Nelson Kofi Akatey, Pro