In a joint initiative to provide safe drinking water to multiple communities in the Western Region, Safe Water Network and Kosmos Energy Ghana, with support from the Community Water and Sanitation Agency,  are in the second year of a three-year program to develop locally owned and managed Safe Water Stations in the region.

In 2012, Kosmos and Safe Water Network helped establish a Safe Water Station that provides over 100,000 liters of safe drinking water per day to the communities of Beyin, Ngelekazo, Ekebaku, Nzulezo and Atuabo (Elembele), all in the Jomoro District of the Western Region. The plant will also accommodate future expansion needs to service nearby communities. When fully operational, this initiative will deliver safe water to over 20,000 people in several communities.

This work builds upon the existing operations Safe Water Network began in Ghana in 2009. With the help of partners like Kosmos Energy, we are now working toward scaling our local success throughout Ghana, and in time, elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, to meet the needs of the 250 million people in the region without safe water access.

"It's a great privilege for Kosmos Energy and Safe Water Network to work alongside these communities, to support them in developing the skills necessary to own and operate these systems for the long term."
Ken Keag, VP and Country Manager for Ghana, Kosmos Energy

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A coastal region where local water sources are compromised by high salinity.