The Netherlands has provided Ghana with a €20 million grant meant for the provision of potable water to a number of deprived communities, particularly in the Ashanti Region.
The project dubbed ‘Ghana wash window project’ will enable about 22 Ghanaian water companies to apply for grants through comprehensive proposals.
The project, when completed is expected to produce safer drinking water to at least 2 million Ghanaians with each site construction ranging between $75,000 to $100,000 thousand.
Ghana will also benefit from 85 water treatment plants and production centers across the ten regions of country beginning from the Ashanti Region.
The grant from the Dutch comes at a time when Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark World Water Day under the theme – Better water, better jobs.
This year's event aims at highlighting how water can create paid and decent work while contributing to a greener economy and sustainable development.