Bawumia: Government invests US$740 million in water systems

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the government has invested about US$740 million in the construction of water systems across the country under its “water for all” policy.

“This water for all policy has resulted in an investment programme of about US$740 million in terms of investment in water systems in various towns and communities,” Bawumia said at the commissioning of a water project in Tuna on Monday (10 October).

He said the successes chalked by the government in providing potable drinking water for rural and urban dwellers have resulted in reduction of sanitation-related diseases such as cholera.

“We all know that under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, Goal #6 is a goal for us to attain clean water sanitation for all. In this regard, the government of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has had a policy of water for all,” Bawumia said.

He said Ghana has over the last five years not recorded single case of cholera due to the huge investments made to provide clean drinking water and increasing the overall access to water by 87% – 96% for urban access while rural access stands at 74%.

“If you will all avert your mind, Ghana has not had a single case of cholera in the last five years. Not one single case of cholera,” he added.

Source: asaaseradio

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