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12 October 2017 | Regional News

 Multi-stakeholder Round Table Dialogue On Reviewing Of The National Water And Sanitation Standards Held In Tamale

Abdul-Fatawu Adam Wunizoya 

A round table Multi-stakeholder dialogue to assess and revisit the the National Water and Sanitation Standards in Ghana has taken place in Tamale,the Northern regional capital.

The meeting which took place on Thursday was aimed at bringing to light the challenges facing the supply of water in the country and successes choked by Ghana so far in the SDGs, goal 6,and the way forward.

Speaking at the dialogue, the Northern regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), mr. Nii Abey observed that, the biggest challenge facing water supply in Ghana was finding.

According to Mr. Abey, Ghana needs about 2 billion Cedis annually to be able to overcome the obstacles in providing water to the people in the country.

He said currently, there are 88 systems producing 3 million gallons of water yearly running in 10,000 kilometer pipelines with 600,000 connection nationwide.

He also said, the Ghana water company limited serves about 12.7 million citizens with its limited resources in 45 supply regions.

He revealed that, Ghana has achieved a 76 percentage coverage of water to the citizens with the hope to cover the remaining 24.

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