This country profile was prepared by the Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS) of the African Development Bank.
Every eff...
This country profile was prepared by the Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS) of the African Development Bank.
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The African Development Bank in Action Activities in the water and sanitation sector in Ghana – November, 2010

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New report published by the African Development Bank highlights the banks's Action Activities in the water and sanitation sector in Ghana.

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The African Development Bank in Action Activities in the water and sanitation sector in Ghana – November, 2010

  1. 1. This country profile was prepared by the Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS) of the African Development Bank. Every effort has been made to present reliable and up to date information as of July 2010. The African Development Bank in Action Activities in the water and sanitation sector in Ghana – November, 2010 Overview and key elements of interventions The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) commenced operations in Ghana in 1973.  It has invested over USD 1.6 billion on concessionary terms in all sectors of the country’s economy.  In the water and sanitation sector, the Bank has financed two projects, for close to USD 88.2 million.  The African Development Bank’s funding in the water and sanitation sector is fully in line with the country’s Growth Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper II and the Bank’s 2006 – 2009 Country Strategy for Ghana;  The Bank’s current project portfolio includes two on-going water supply and sanitation projects, accounting for almost 13 % of net commitments. The objectives are to improve the access, quality, availability and sustainability of water supply and sanitation services.  In addition to these, the Bank via the African Water Facility Trust Fund (AWFTF) has recently approved three grants, two for projects and one for a study, all totalling EUR 4.1 million  In line with the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy 2008 - 2012 and the Government’s new Medium Term National Development Policy Framework (MTNDPF 2010 – 2015), it is anticipated that the Bank will continue to be a key development partner in Ghana’s water and sanitation sector. Ongoing projects Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sub Program for Ashanti Sub Region, Approved in 2004 (UA* 14.37 million). The objective of the project is to increase access to safe water and sustainable sanitation in 6 districts of the Ashanti sub region in an accelerated manner, thereby contributing to the achievement of the national target of 85% for water supply and sanitation coverage by the year 2015 in consonance with the Millennium Development Goals. Infrastructure Provision: The project’s initial targets included the provision of: 823 boreholes and hand dug wells with hand pumps; 2 rural piped systems; 20,517 household latrines, institutional latrines and septic tanks; as well as the improvement of three water catchment basins. Due to savings, the project was extended to 2011 and 900 extra boreholes to be drilled bringing total to 1,723 and 2 more rural systems to be constructed to bring the total to 4; Community Development: Community Water and Sanitation Committees and Water and Sanitation Development Boards formed and trained for management of the facilities, latrine artisans, area mechanics provided with training; communities in 6 districts of Ashanti sub region received Environmental health sensitization campaigns and ITC; and Sector Capacity Building: Ashanti Region Rural Water and Sanitation Team and 6 District Assemblies provided with operational equipment and trained in contract management, monitoring and evaluation, impact monitoring assessment and project management and accounting The total cost of the project, is UA 14.37 million. Accra Sewerage Improvement Project Approved in 2006 (UA 51.74 million). The Project Objectives are : (i) To provide an improved and extended sewerage and sanitation system for disposing of waste water from the city of Accra, in an environmentally and socially acceptable manner, to
  2. 2. This country profile was prepared by the Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS) of the African Development Bank. Every effort has been made to present reliable and up to date information as of July 2010. meet the demand up to year 2020; (ii) To strengthen the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) so that it can operate and maintain the system on a sustainable basis. The main components of the project are: a) Infrastructure provision consisting of construction of sewage treatment plants to treat 12,358m3 of sewerage effluent per day, rehabilitation and extension of 63.1km Sewerage Network and 147 public toilets and 37 septage reception tanks ; b) Institutional Strengthening consisting of Staff training and institutional strengthening of Accra Metropolitan Assembly, supply of sewer maintenance equipment; and c) project management The project will impact 2.97 million people in urban and peri urban Accra. The total cost of the project is UA 51.74 million. Improved Sanitation and Water Supply Service Delivery to the Urban Poor in Ghana through Tripartite Partnerships (TPP): Approved in September 2009. The Objective of the project is to build national capacity for planning and delivery of pro-poor water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for accelerating sustainable access to urban sanitation and water supply. Pilot infrastructure in the three towns of Ashaiman, Mankessim and Huni Valley to demonstrate the participatory approach involving community based organisations, local government and the private sector together with innovative technologies and approaches for more efficient and sustainable service provision in poor urban areas. Local and national learning Alliances will improve the enabling environment for replication and scaling up of successful approaches. The total cost of the project is EUR 1.98 million. Design for Reuse: Harvesting the Value of Effluent and Nutrients for Sustaining the Operation of Sanitation Facilities: Approved in June 2010. The Objective of the project is to demonstrate the benefits of the reuse of nutrients and water in improving sanitation schemes in Ghana by shifting the design focus from disposal to productive reuse; capturing the economic, social and environmental benefits that will provide incentives and help finance robust sanitation schemes; and strengthening the human and institutional capacity for reuse-oriented sanitation and preparing against climate variability. The four value chains of reuse in irrigation, aquaculture in maturation ponds and the use of compost and biogas will be studied and implementation plans elaborated for specific existing plants. The total cost of the project is EUR 0.50 million. Re-optimisation of Akosombo and Kpong Dams: Approved in July 2010. The Objective of the project is to produce technically and economically feasible reoperation plans which will retain existing benefits of Akosombo and Kpong operations while reintroducing lost livelihoods and ecosystems functions and generate knowledge for wider application. A reoperation study, an experimental reoperation demonstration and monitoring and a global learning program shall be implemented. The total cost of the project is EUR 1.61 million. * 1UA = 1 Unit of Account ≈ USD 1.5 as of September 2010 Akosombo dam

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