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Published on: 26/01/2012

Vida Duti, IRC Country Director in Ghana, explains how IRC is working with Government to ensure that rural communities can meet the costs of major maintenance or unexpected breakdowns to water systems. She says that lack of money in village accounts to carry out repairs is one of the major reasons for service failure.

“At the moment in Ghana there is no clarity on responsibility for capital maintenance and that affects the system, particularly when there are requirements for major repairs or for rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the communities are not able to collect enough tariffs and therefore are not able to have enough resources to take care of major costs that arise when the systems break down.”

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