In spite of the huge investments in water projects over the past decade, more than sixty percent of Ghanaians still do not have access to clean potable water. The situation according to UNCEF is quite worrying especially because the trend cuts across sub-Saharan Africa.
In a press release, UNICEF indicated that “In Ghana 3 out of 5 people drink water contaminated with faeces, risking contracting diseases which include diarrhea and cholera….”
The UN body as part of activities to mark World Water Day calls on governments and corporate bodies to join efforts to protect water bodies, expand access to improve the lives of poor people.
It drew the attention of the public to the consequences of not properly disposing off water and the risks in ingesting contaminated water.
Find attached the full press release issued by UNICEF……………………….