African Country in Focus

[GHANA]

  In Ghana, the need for potable and clean drinking is very paramount. It is estimated that 50% of Ghanaians do not  have access to portable drinking water and the WHO and UNICEF’s Joint Monitoring Programme also indicates that 50% of Ghanaians live in rural areas and ¼ - more than three million- do not have access to improved water source. Ghana is thus a considerable way of achieving SDG target of 85% having access to potable drinking water.

 

Many NGO’s have actively engaged themselves in trying to achieve this target through various interventions. We therefore seek to add to their effort through identifying communities that have not being reached and putting in practicable measures to address the issue.

We will actively engage the community and source their opinions about how best to run such interventions. We believe if the community owned such interventions, they will do everything possible to make it work, improve on it and expand on our initial ideas.

 

The main issue of concern is making them potable, thus preventing water borne diseases such as bilharzias, as some share it with animals and in some cases they are just dug-outs.

 

 We will seek to source for funds to provide the communities with portable drinking water using appropriate options given the nature of their geographical location and severity of deprivation

50%

Live in the Rural Areas

+

+3,000,000

Lack access to Potable Drinking Water

85%

Achievable SDG Target

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