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General News Fri, 30 Apr 1999

Government is committed to donor funded projects, Minister

Ho (Volta Region) 30 April ?99

Alhaji Amadu Seidu, Deputy Minister for Works and Housing has assured donor agencies that the government is committed to the completion of donor-funded projects in spite of delays in providing counterpart funds.

Inaugurated the Volta and Eastern Regions water supply rehabilitation project at Ho on Thursday, Alhaji Seidu said the government has adopted a number of measures including budget reforms and revenue improvement, to enable it generate the counterpart funds for such projects.

The project is being undertaken by the German Agency for Technical Co-operation (GTZ) and funded by the German Bank for Reconstruction (KFW).

The German government has so far provided 15.5 million Marks .

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The project will improve water supply in some district capitals and smaller towns in the Volta and Eastern Regions on completion.

So far 15 towns in the Volta Region and 17 others in the Eastern Region have been earmarked under the first phase of the project.

The Minister said the government has put other measures in place and established the legal framework for the speedy implementation of the projects.

They include the enactment of Act 564, which established the Community Water, and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), which would to be responsible for the implementation of th0e national water supply and sanitation programme.

Mr Christian Nakonz, German Ambassador in Ghana said Ghana and Germany would hold their next round of negotiations under their co-operation agreement in early June this year.

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