THE Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) says it is repositioning itself to ensure accelerated delivery of potable water and improved sanitation services to meet the increasing demands in the fast growing rural communities in the country.
A press release issued from the agency’s headquarters in Accra ahead of their annual review conference to be held in Kumasi today said “the provision of water and sanitation facilities, especially to the rural and peri-urban communities, is very crucial to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the targets set in the government’s development agenda.
The release said the CWSA would retool itself and move to ensure that the needs of the people were addressed.
The conference is being held on the theme: “Facilitation of the National Community water and Sanitation Programme (NCWSP): Emerging Challenges and the Way Forward”.
The review conference will also be used to set new targets and strategise towards improved performance to achieve set targets.
According to the release, this year’s conference would address a number of thematic issues including redefining the role of the CWSA in the current decentralisation process, and to determine the way forward in the change process.
It would also identify alternative sources of income and establish a strategic integration of ICT within the operations of the NCWSP.
It said the conference would be attended by representatives at the headquarters and regional offices of the CWSA, the ministries of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Local Government and Rural Development, Finance and Economic Planning, among others.