Three rural communities in Eastern Region of Ghana to get water and improved sanitation

Three communities, Akim Bontodiase and Abenase in the Akyemansa District and Oda Nkwanta in the Birim Central Municipality all in the Eastern Region of Ghana are to benefit from the potable water with solar energy and public sanitary facilities. This is to help address the intermittent shortage of potable water as well as the problem of sanitation in the Communities.

The Project titled “Provision of potable water with solar energy and sanitary facilities to three (3) Communities in Ghana” is being implemented by Community Livelihoods Support Organization (COLISO GHANA) with financial support from the Flemish Community Government in Belgium, DEME4Life Foundation, Algemene Central (AC-Antwerpen, FOS Belgium and Ghana Council Belgium.

The project is in response to the needs assessment carried out by COLISO in the Communities to find out how the organization could support the deprived Communities to ensure the people live healthy lifestyles.

Mr Kwakua Boamah Acheampong, who is the President of the Ghana Council Belgium and also Program Director at FOS Belgium facilitated the funding of the projects.

Mr. Yaw Asante-Anyimadu who said the project would have to be completed in 2017 indicated that 90percent of the cost was being provided by the Funding Partners whilst the beneficiary communities and the District Assembly were providing 10percent in cash or kind.

The first phase of the project which was launched at Akim Bontodiase with a durbar of Chiefs, Elders and the people of the Community on January 23, 2015 was also attended by Mr. Kwaku Acheampong, a representative of FOS Belgium, Mrs Gerd Callebaut, Mr. Han Vlegers from ABVV Belgium, Mr. Tom Budu, the Akyemansa District Chief Executive (DCE) AND COLISO Board Members and Staff

The Akim Bontodiase project is expected to be completed in June, 2015, whilst the second phase will be implemented at Oda Nkwanta and Abenase in 2016 and 2017 respectively.