As part of measures to expand water supplies and improve the quality of water supplied to communities in the Upper East Region, the Regional Director of Community Water and Sanitation Agency(CWSA) John Aduakye has assured that 25 communities out of a total of 37 Communities will receive modernized water supply systems.
According to him, his outfit will be able to execute the target on schedule because ,CWSA has been made autonomous thereby giving it the free will to operate with innovations.
The main aim of the target to ensure residents in deprived communities get access to potable drinking water in an attempt to fight water-borne diseases.
However, Mr. Adua lye has indicated that deprived communities will be prioritized in the execution of the project.
He said, “With this directive by the government; we now have full control of the community water projects, so our outfit has deemed it fit to supply potable water to all and sundry at the community level. Our core mandate is to provide quality water those who need it the most, hence the target for this year.”
Meanwhile, he has accentuated that despite the Agency’s readiness to supply potable water to various communities, challenges such as mobilizing revenue cannot be overlooked.
The Community Water and Sanitation Authority (CWSA) is an executive agency under the Ministry of Works and Housing, mandated with the responsibility for water supply to rural communities, including small towns.
The Agency also deals with water-related sanitation and hygiene promotion, but the main focus lies within water supply.