Ghana’s Cabinet approves US$265mn water supply project

ko joGhana’s Cabinet has approved a US$265mn facility for the construction of the Tamale and Damongo water system

According to the government, this facility aims to improve drinking water in the northern part of Ghana, which is estimated to benefit about 800,000 people.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the minister of information, said that the scope of work for the project covers the construction of a new water treatment plant with pumps and transmission pipelines, pumping station, new district offices at Tamale and installation of dedicated power lines.

He stated the new project is one of the government’s mandates to provide water for all by the year 2030.

“Additionally, water asset management will be improved through the provision and laying of primary distribution network, service connection materials and training of staff,” he added.

The project is being financed by an export credit facility from a number of institutions led by Deutsche Bank.

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