The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Albert Abongo on
Tuesday said government was committed to providing
clean and adequate water, especially for the rural dwellers to prevent water-borne disease.
Mr Abongo said in line with the Vision 2015,
which was aimed at ensuring that 76 per cent of rural areas had access to clean water, government had
earmarked GH¢40 million with expected additional funding from partners to improve the country's water sector this year.
The Minister said this when a Canadian delegation led by its High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Darren Schemmer called on him at his office in Accra to discuss ways to deepen relations between the two countries.
Mr Abongo said the investment in the sector was not only to prevent and eliminate water-borne diseases but also to attain the Millennium Development Goal on provision of water to the populace.
He said government was also in talks with development partners to find lasting solution to the perennial sea erosion affecting coastal towns.
Mr Abongo also said the affordable housing programme would be expanded to ensure that more housing units were constructed to cater for the needs of the people who really needed them.
Mr Schemmer pledged his country's commitment in the area of technical cooperation to Ghana to help her execute the projects in the water sector.