President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 commissioned officially the ultra-modern Simplified Sewerage Facility and Treatment Plant at Ashaiman.
He also commissioned the rehabilitated and expanded Bankuman Simplified Sewerage Plant.
The two (2) new simplified sewerage networks, comprising some fifty-one kilometres (51kms) of sewer lines, and a new wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of some one thousand, eight hundred metre-cubed per day (1,800m3/day) in Ashaiman, is to serve some four thousand, eight hundred and five (4,805) households in the community, whilst the plant in Bankuman, with a capacity of one thousand, six hundred metre-cubed per day (1,600m3/day), is to serve some three thousand, one hundred (3,100) households.
According to the President, Ghana has made significant strides towards the attainment of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on water and sanitation.
He said “currently, access to basic drinking water services has increased from seventy-nine percent (79%) of the population in 2017-to-eighty-seven-point seven percent (87.7%) in 2021.
Access to improved toilet facilities, including public toilets, has also increased from sixty-six percent (66%) to eighty-point-eight percent (80.8%) within the same period.”
He added that his government is investing an amount of some US$ 1.4 billion in several water and sanitation projects nationwide.
Some of these projects he noted have been completed, and others are still ongoing. It is expected that some 5.3 million people will benefit from these interventions when completed.