Ghana is benefitting from a €20 million grant from the Dutch government meant for the provision of portable water to a number of deprived communities including some areas in the Ashanti Region.
The project dubbed ‘Ghana wash window project’ was available to about 22 Ghanaian water companies the opportunity to apply for grants through comprehensive proposals.
Water Health International which won the grant is expected to invest about USD7.5 million in construction of 85 water treatment plants and production centers across the ten regions of Ghana starting from Ashanti Region with 40 centers.
The project upon completion is expected to produce safer drinking water to at least 2 million Ghanaians with each site construction ranging between $75,000 to $100,000 thousand.
The Chief Development Officer of Water Health International Sameer Mithal, in an interview with ghnewsnow Kumasi Editor Isaac Bediako at the commissioning of Effiduase Project site in Ashanti Region, explained that the process was a competitive one.
‘We are impacting about 20 million people. We charge small fee and use the revenues from the water to ensure that the operations and maintenance are done properly.We use the revenue to ensure that the project is sustainable,’ he stated. Below is the audio recording of the Interview.