The New Country Director for WaterAid Ghana Ewurabena  Yanyi-Akofur has paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Ms. Cecilia Abena Dapaah. The visit which was to officially introduce the New Country Director took place at the MSWR office in Accra.

Hon. Dapaah in welcoming the Delegation mentioned the eight major water projects currently under way in the country for the provision of basic water supply to the citizenry. The Upper East water project which is vertical instead of lateral, Daboasi water project in Sekondi-Takoradi which is being tempered with by galamseyers, Agordome Water project in Volta Region and  Damongo water project which is known as the Tamale Water Project will be the biggest water project under the Akuffo Addo administration.

She further reiterated the policy of the Ministry which is a project should take care of all communities found in the enclave to deal with migration and population growth. She added “ water gives life and sanitation gives dignity”.

The Country Director on her part said even though she has worked in the WASH Sector for 10 years, this is her first time working in an NGO in the sector. And has come to the Minister to learn new things about sector, start possible new strategy and collaboration.

She also touched on a project called the district wide approach and Wateraid has targeted the Bongo district for takeoff. The project is about water sanitation and hygiene.

Hon. Dapaah commended Wateraid for all the work they doing across the country and opined that NGOs should work with Government agencies to create synergy because the projects are for the betterment of the people.

“Everybody is quoting figures and they are not the same. There should be a common platform for data sharing among sector players” she said.

The Wateraid Ghana Country Director was in the company of George Yorke, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Wateraid Ghana, Sampson Tettey, Acting Head of Sustainable Programmes and Mawuko Freeman, Head of People and Organizational Development.

And from the Ministry were the Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Noah Tumfo, Chief Director MSWR, and other Director from the Ministry.





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