H.E. Tamás Endre Fehér, Ambassador for Hungary has called on the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR), Cecilia Abena Dapaah at her office to express the resolve of the Hungarian Government’s commitment to offering support to the Ministry.
The Hungarian Government, He said, had built and commissioned the first Water Treatment Plant in Kumasi as one of the flagships of their water projects in the country; The Dambai water project in the Oti Region and two other projects in Tamale and Takoradi which is yet to see completion.
He again stated that another water project at Kwanyako in the Central Region with the Ghana Water Company Limited has just commenced the tendering process.
The project is to see to the construction and reconstruction of nearly 500 kilometers of pipelines and a reservoir of about 10,250 cubic meters and to also boost the cleaning facility to up to 10,000 cubic meters.
He indicated that, the Hungarian Export-Import (EXIM) Bank would fund the project with an amount of $200,000 after the feasibility study had been completed by Hungarian and Turkish companies working on the project.
Reacting to Hungarian Government’s projects undertaken for some communities in the country, the sector Minister, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah indicated that her visit to Hungary to observe how polluted water is treated has inspired a need to replicate such projects in Ghana, and is grateful the Hungarian government is championing this cause.
She said the provision of clean and safe water had been a priority to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, and was optimistic that the Government’s agenda of providing water for all of its citizens, would be achieved.
The President, she said, had been a co-chair of the Sustainable Development Goals Advocates and had a special interest in water and sanitation, hence, the creation of the Ministry responsible for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
In addition, the Hungarian Government is also donating some 800,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to Ghana in support of the vaccination exercise currently being rolled out in the country.