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Social policy and strategy for water regulation

There are two distinct management arrangements for the provision of water in Ghana, with a separation into urban and rural/small town water supply. The Ghana Water Company Ltd. (GWCL) is responsible for urban water supply and at the moment has about 80 systems serving a total population of some six million.Non-governmental organisations (NGO) and Community-based organisations (CBO) have a role to play in determining the level of service that an area is willing to pay for. They have a vital role to play in ensuring that the interests of the poor (those not connected) and the under-served are safeguarded and that their voices are heard in public and private sector debates. PURC is seeking the formation of effective Consumer Associations (as a means of getting consumer feedback) and these will play an important part in improving PURC’s understanding of issues important to the consumer (Consumer policy statements to be issued by PURC will cover this policy objective).

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TitleSocial policy and strategy for water regulation
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsPublic Utilities Regulatory Commission, PURC
Pagination28 p.
Date Published2005-02-01
PublisherPublic Utilities Regulatory Commission, (PURC)
Place PublishedAccra, Ghana
Keywordsghana, policies, sdiafr, sdipol, social aspects, social structure, water supply
Abstract

There are two distinct management arrangements for the provision of water in Ghana, with a separation into urban and rural/small town water supply. The Ghana Water Company Ltd. (GWCL) is responsible for urban water supply and at the moment has about 80 systems serving a total population of some six million.Non-governmental organisations (NGO) and Community-based organisations (CBO) have a role to play in determining the level of service that an area is willing to pay for. They have a vital role to play in ensuring that the interests of the poor (those not connected) and the under-served are safeguarded and that their voices are heard in public and private sector debates. PURC is seeking the formation of effective Consumer Associations (as a means of getting consumer feedback) and these will play an important part in improving PURC’s understanding of issues important to the consumer (Consumer policy statements to be issued by PURC will cover this policy objective).

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