The Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district in the Savanna Region has received a small town water project commissioned by Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana. The project was funded by 4Ward Development West Africa, USAID, Global Communities, and WATER4, an NGO operating in the Savanna Region. Mr Tunawura Daniel Sarfo Amantana expressed his gratitude on behalf of the people of Tuna and surrounding communities, stating that the provision of clean water is vital for the well-being of the people.
During the commissioning ceremony, Dr Bawumia highlighted the government’s success in providing potable drinking water to both rural and urban areas, which has resulted in a reduction of sanitation-related diseases like cholera. He noted that Ghana has not recorded any cholera cases in the last five years due to the government’s significant investment in water systems. The Vice President reiterated the government’s commitment to achieving clean water and sanitation for all under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He stated that the government’s policy of water for all has resulted in an investment program of about 740 million dollars in various towns and communities across Ghana.
Dr Bawumia also acknowledged the challenges faced by the Tuna community, including the deplorable condition of the Tuna Police Post and the lack of vehicles. He pledged the government’s commitment to addressing these challenges to ensure the safety and well-being of the people. The commissioning ceremony was attended by representatives from the funding organizations, as well as members of the Tuna community.