The lack of clean drinking water and sanitation systems is a severe public health concern in Ghana, contributing to 70% of diseases in Ghana. Due to unclean water and improper sanitation, Ghana has 1,000 children under five years old dying each year from diarrhea, caused by polluted water. Can you live without water? Let’s help bring clean water to these villages lacking clean water
There is widespread contamination of drinking water in Ghana, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has revealed .
Quoting from research by Ghana Statistical Service dubbed Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (2017/2018) on drinking Water quality parameters ,the Minister- Cecilia Dapaah stated that the survey indicated widespread deterioration in drinking water quality in the country with 48% contamination at the source and 76% at the point of use.
This she said is unacceptable hence government attention has been drawn to the need to increase investment in Water and Sanitation,improve on infrastructural development and water treatment technology to enhance efficiency and quality.
Sylvia Lopez -Ekra ,the Acting UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana ,said the SDGS 6 enjoins countries to provide access to safe drinking water to all by 2030 however he said in Ghana ,the 2017 indicator suggest that 21% of Ghanaians still do not have access to safe water which goes up to 32% in rural communities.
Water crisis in Battor -Ngorlekpoe and Kanuwloe in the North Tongu district of the Volta region. No source of good water leaving the communities with the alternative of sharing the same water with cattle. Dominic Senyo Yahesu’s interaction with some pupils indicated that, during dry seasons they are always compelled to abandon school in search of water which greatly affects their studies. Further interaction with some teachers indicated that, dry seasons are more of a holiday for schools in the area. The residents of the area said they have to travel hundreds of miles to get water which is affecting their economic and social activities. The water from the only dam is unwholesome for consumption but the story has been the same with no major measures being put in place to minimize the effects of the water scarcity. Join our program that will soon start to bring clean water to these communities 🇬🇭 The two boreholes in the community are not working due to pressure leaving the community with the alternative of traveling hundred of miles to get water from the Volta river. On behalf of the residents of the area, We are therefore appealing to Individuals, NGOs and other related organizations to come to their aid .Thank you
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