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Gov’t investing $740m in water systems- VP Dr. Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that government is investing $740 million to provide drinking water under a ‘water for all’ policy.

Speaking in Tuna, in the Savannah Region, at the inauguration of a town water project, the Vice President said the $740 million investment has resulted in an increase in the percentage of Ghanaians who have access to potable drinking water in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal for the provision of clean water and sanitation for all.

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

“We all know that under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, Goal number 6 is a goal for us to attain clean water sanitation for all. In this regard, the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has had a policy of water for all. This water for all policy has resulted in an investment program of about 740 million dollars in terms of investment in water systems in various towns and communities,” he said.

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

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

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