Posts archive for July, 2020

Water situation in Lagos threatens COVID-19 response, says CAPPA Director of Programmes, Philip Jakpor

Akinbode Oluwafemi, Executive Director CAPPA

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), yesterday, said the water situation in Lagos State has assumed a dangerous dimension and urged the state government to declare a state of emergency in the sector. It made the declaration in response to the government’s public service campaign asking residents to wash their hands regularly to contain the spread of COVID-19, without adequate provision of water and soap.

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Good News: Govt spends over GH¢233.9m on nationwide free water supply. How much of this amount has been paid to GWCL and CWSA? We also wish all public agencies will pay debts owed GWCL

It is very refreshing to see Government spending tax monies on the social needs of Ghanaians, after all that is why people pay taxes to ensure they have access to security and commonly used products such as healthcare, education and water supply.

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Access to potable water in urban areas at 93 percent – Too early to celebrate, In 2020 and in the era of COVID-19, the indicator to watch is household water connections

Some people appear to be celebrating too early. This is a good outcome but does not deserve the celebrations and pats on the back seen in the Ghanaweb story below. It is not yet Uhuru. In the era of COVID-19, household water connections should be the new measure of success. Just about six years ago, urban water connections inside dwelling was about 15.7% and 11.4% outside dwelling but on compound. (Ghana Living Standards Survey, 2014:91)

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