Accra, Dec. 17, GNA - The Global Water Partnership (GWP) on Tuesday launched the first ever Ghana WASH Awards in Accra.
The award which is a countrywide programme aims at reaching out to all Ghanians.
Speaking at the launch Mr Mintah Afosa Aboagye, a Consultant in the WASH sector said the event which would be known as the Ghana WASH Awards would be held annually to recognize individuals, organizations, academicians, research scientist, organized groups, corporate institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations.
He said the objective of the award was to recognise contributions made in order to motivate and promote innovative interventions that would tackle the seemingly intractable challenges that confront the WASH sector.
'It is also to showcase the role the private sector is playing by forging partnership among themselves and with the government to achieve intended results,' he said.
Mr Aboagye noted that the initiative was an undoubtedly laudable one which in any sphere of endeavour was an important motivator that drives one towards the higher achievement and excellence.
He said the acronym WASH encompasses three broad areas of water resources, sanitation and hygiene.
'Within the three areas are several sub areas where intense activities take place,' he added.
He, however, called on all stakeholders as well as the corporate world to support the initiative to ensure success and continuity.
He urged Ghanaians to look for previous works or activities that had contributed and impacted positively on the sector through innovation and recognize them accordingly to offer opportunities to potential awardees.
Nii Boi Ayibotele, Chairman Country Water Partnership, said the vision of the award was to ensure a water secured world.
He said the awards slated to start next year was one way of recognizing and motivating awardees of the water sector with innovative solutions.
Global Water Partnership is a global institution of repute whose activities in the WASH sector, especially in the area of water resources management is beyond questioning.