Cabinet has approved a 233 million Euro Facility for the construction of the Tamale and Damongo water systems in the Northern Region.
The project is aimed at improving delivery of potable drinking water to over 800,000 people and to address the supply constraints for Tamale and its surrounding communities as well as achieving the government’s target of water for all by 2030.
This was made known at the meet the press series oganised by the Ministry of Information in Accra on Tuesday.
The Minister of Information, Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the existing water supply system for Tamale and its environs was constructed in 1972 with some expansion works carried out in 2008, however as a result of the rapidly growing population demand has outstripped supply compelling the Ghana water company to ration supply in these areas.
He said the scope of work for the project covers the construction of a new water treatment plant with pumps and transmission pipelines, pumping station, new district offices at Tamale and installation of dedicated power lines.
He added that water asset management would be improved through the provision and laying of primary distribution network, service connection materials and training of staff.