World Vision Ghana
Press Release • Friday, February 10th 2017

World Vision hails creation of new Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources

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“The poor and needy search for water (and sanitation), but there is none… But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them” Isaiah 41:17 (NIV)

Accra, January 20, 2017. World Vison International in Ghana is excited at the creation of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and encourages government to resource it to succeed.

As an organization, we consider the delivery of safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene as fundamental for improved health, quality education, food security, poverty reduction and overall socio-economic development.

World Vision sees this new development as a great opportunity not only for increased prioritization and investment but also for effective coordination and harmonization in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. We are concerned that the current level of investment in water and sanitation does not match the increasing need for these essential services.

While commending government for creating this new ministry and placing water and sanitation under a single ministry, we are hopeful that the ministry will be adequately resourced to deliver its mandate of achieving the sustainable development Goal 6 of ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

World Vision reiterates its commitment to investing in the WASH sector and collaborating with the ministry and all relevant stakeholders to ensure sustainable access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene towards the realization of our vision for every child – Life in all its fullness.

We believe that nothing is more important to child well-being than access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

 

About World Vision

World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

We began operations in Ghana in June 1979, pursuing integrated community development interventions. The organization currently works with very deprived communities to co-create solutions for development challenges in the areas of Water and Sanitation, Health, Education, Food Security and Child Protection.

As a child focused, humanitarian, development and advocacy organization, the goal of our country strategy (2016-2021) is to contribute to the sustained wellbeing of approximately 4.5 million people, including most vulnerable children.

Signed:

Esperance Klugan

Interim National Director

For further information, please contact:

Attah Arhin, WASH Technical Coordinator,                    

World Vision Ghana                                                                

+233 24 471 3332 | 20 671 6034                                        

Email: Attah_Arhin [at] wvi [dot] org       

Washington Nuworkpor, Hub Communications Manager

+233 20 8170286

World Vision (Ghana & Sierra Leone)                                      

Washington_Nuworkpor [at] wvi [dot] org