Hungary, Turkey to support Ghana’s water and sanitation projects

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Minster of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah

The Hungarian and Turkish Ambassadors have both pledged collaborating efforts of their respective countries to join hands to fund water and sanitation projects in Ghana, to help the government in the provision of sustainable water across the country.

According to them, about 130 villages are expected to benefit from their collaborative project.

This was made known when the Ambassadors of Turkey and Hungary to Ghana paid working visit to the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources on Tuesday in Accra.

In a brief remark, the Hungarian Ambassador to Ghana, András Szabós, said the two envoys find it appropriate to support the government in providing good potable water to the citizenry.

He pleaded with Sanitation and Water Resources Minister and the government to facilitate the process of ensuring a smooth execution of water projects across the country.

Hospitals

Mr Szabós said the two countries are collaborating to build about seven Oncological hospitals across the country to fight cancer diseases.

“Turkey is big country and Hungary is a new comer to Africa … and considering the relationship between the two countries, this initiative went up to the highest level with the full support from the President of Ireland and the Prime Minister of Hungary,” he said.

“We have executed several programmes, including Go-Africa. Turkey is big but Hungary is a new comer in Africa and we have to try to join our forces … our Eximbanks are ready to finance projects in Ghana,” he said.

 

He added: “We want to build about seven oncological hospitals across the country … in the water industry, Turkey and Hungary are poised to help the country with the joint efforts of the two embassies.”

The Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs Ozlem Ergun Ulueren, also reiterated the commitment of Turkey in helping government to provide potable water to the citizenry.

Government’s commitment

The Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, hailed the joint efforts of the envoys to support the government of Ghana to address the acute water challenges in some communities.

Mrs Daapah noted that the water projects, when initiated, will add up to the existing water facilities and boost water supply to the citizenry.

“It will be a good top-up to have expansion projects, and we are grateful to have the envoys from different countries joining ties,” she said.

The Minister urged the envoys to speed up works on the projects, and assured them of government’s full support and commitment to making the necessary arrangements to aid them execute their projects.

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