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Over the past decades a lot of investment has gone into the provision of rural water facilities particularly in developing countries including Ghana. Undoubtedly, this has improved access to rural water supply by many poor people. According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation, access to improved water supply in Sub-Saharan African increased from 49% in 1990 to 60% in 2008. In Ghana, over the last two decades, access to improved drinking water by rural populations has increased from 37% in 1990 to 74% in 2008. Current coverage for rural water supply is 61% and 46% for Northern Region and East Gonja district respectively. In recent times, it has been observed that some of the water supply facilities that have been provided are not functioning as expected, while there are a few which are totally nonfunctional, others are performing below optimal levels. In Africa, it is estimated that at all times 30% of all handpumps are not working. It has been projected that between 20% and 70% of installed hand pumps in Sub-Saharan Africa are not functioning.This is not very different in Ghana, as it is estimated that 30% of water systems are not functioning. [authors abstract]

This is part of the Triple-S (Sustainable Services at Scale) Water services that last-project.

TitleReport on water sector scan in northern region of Ghana
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsTriple-S
Pagination16 p.; 2 tab.
Date Published2011-08-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Abstract

Over the past decades a lot of investment has gone into the provision of rural water facilities particularly in developing countries including Ghana. Undoubtedly, this has improved access to rural water supply by many poor people. According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation, access to improved water supply in Sub-Saharan African increased from 49% in 1990 to 60% in 2008. In Ghana, over the last two decades, access to improved drinking water by rural populations has increased from 37% in 1990 to 74% in 2008. Current coverage for rural water supply is 61% and 46% for Northern Region and East Gonja district respectively. In recent times, it has been observed that some of the water supply facilities that have been provided are not functioning as expected, while there are a few which are totally nonfunctional, others are performing below optimal levels. In Africa, it is estimated that at all times 30% of all handpumps are not working. It has been projected that between 20% and 70% of installed hand pumps in Sub-Saharan Africa are not functioning.This is not very different in Ghana, as it is estimated that 30% of water systems are not functioning. [authors abstract]

This is part of the Triple-S (Sustainable Services at Scale) Water services that last-project.

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