The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the Keta Water Supply Rehabilitation and Expansion Project.

At the ceremony held at Agordome, in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region, on Thursday, he noted that the southern part of the Region has, in recent years, experienced rapid population growth, as a result, the existing water supply system is unable to meet the ever-increasing demand for water.

Additionally, the hydrological conditions of the ground water in these parts of the Region, the President said, is mostly saline, thus, making it difficult to use ground water as an alternative source of potable water.

“In recognition of these difficulties, government has decided to provide a befitting Water Supply System to ensure the reliable supply of potable water to meet the water demands of Keta and its environs, for the rapid development of the area and the Region,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo added,

“The Project involves the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing Keta Water Treatment Plant to restore it to its installed capacity of 7,200m3/day, and also the construction of a new water treatment facility, with a capacity of 35,000m3/day, to meet current and future water requirements of residents up to the year 2030.”

In order to achieve this, he stated that Government has secured funding from Deutsche Bank S.p.A, with an Export Credit Guarantee from SACE S.p.A, Italy, of an amount of €85,112,854.00.