DENMARK SUPPORTS THE EXTENSION OF PIPED WATER SUPPLY TO LOW INCOME URBAN COMMUNITIES
Access to potable water is key in promoting hand hygiene to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and other water borne diseases. Last week, it was all joy on the faces of residents of Nzema-Kokode in the Kwadaso Municipality of the Greater Kumasi Region, as they finally witnessed pipe-laying works that will bring water to their homes. Currently, the residents rely on water sources such as rainwater, dugouts and water tankers, which are not only costly but also unreliable and unsafe.
Through the Government of Denmark COVID-19 Response to Ghana project, which is being implemented by UNICEF, potable water is being made accessible to unserved homes in low-income high-density urban areas in Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Regions by subsiding the initial cost of connection.