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CWSAs' changing role – from facilitator of WASH facilities to regulator

Published on: 31/10/2012

The Chief Executive Officer of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Mr Clement Bugase in this video interview talks about the changing role of his institution as they seek to enhance its ability as a regulator more than a facilitator for the delivery of physical water and sanitation facilities.

The Chief Executive Officer of the  Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) , Mr. Clement Bugase in this video interview talks about the changing role of his institution as the agency seeks  to enhance its ability as a regulator more than a facilitator for the delivery of physical water and sanitation facilities. Mr. Bugase speaks about CWSAs’ role in enhancing the delivery of rural water services in Ghana; the capacity gap that exists in the delivery of water services at the sub national levels; the value addition of the Triple-S and WASHCost projects to CWSA’s work and the agency’s future.

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency  is the host agency for the Triple-S Project in Ghana. Triple-S is working with the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) to:

  • Revise policies and operational guidelines to improve coherency and strengthen post-construction support, including a national financing mechanism to ensure major rehabilitation of water infrastructure is covered as a part of life-cycle costs.
  • Define national indicators for sustainability and establish district and national baselines to inform investment decisions and remedial actions.
  • Strengthen the framework of local government accountability and oversight.
  • Carry out action research and learning in three districts to develop and test a decentralized framework for water service delivery under the Community Ownership and Management Model

October 31,2012 

Lamisi Dabire