In the News

Providing Essential Support for Ghana's Water and Sanitation Agency

Safe Water Network is pleased to announce the signing of new agreements with Ghana’s Water and Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP), the national Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), and the IRC-International Water and Sanitation Centre, to implement a three-year $5.4 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, to fund CWSA’s growth as a public water utility and to enhance its regulatory role within Ghana’s rural water sector.

Ongoing institutional reforms in Ghana have created a unique opportunity for Safe Water Network to take on a leadership role in this partnership. According to Charles Nimako, Safe Water Network’s Director of Africa Initiatives, “This agreement reinforces Safe Water Network’s role as a sector resource for supporting the Government of Ghana and other implementers with capacity building, performance improvement, replication, and expansion of decentralized enterprise-based safe water solutions.”

At the formal signing of the agreement held in January, were the Chief Executive of CWSA, Ing. Worlanyo Siabi, WSUP’s Country Programme Manager, Frank Romeo Tettey, and IRC’s Ghana Country Director, Mrs. Vida Duti.