The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), on December 1, 2022, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), at a short ceremony in the Board room of PURC.
The MoU is primarily for the identification and implementation of appropriate water services options for selected communities to address shortfalls in Water supply.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Executive Secretary of PURC, Dr Ishmael Ackah mentioned that, the overall goal of the MoU is to assist in providing a framework for the cooperation between parties to undertake pro-poor water projects, drawing lessons from pilot projects, which were initiated by the Commission in 2013.
Dr Ackah further outlined the following as specific objectives of the MoU between the Commission and the CWSA:
- To identify the most appropriate service option for selected communities which are deprived of adequate water supply and to also undertake the implementation of such options with due regard to CWSA expansion programmes.
- To support CWSA supply and payment arrangements for rural communities and small towns.
- To enhance water quality and hygiene promotion in selected communities with the view to achieving the optimum health impact of the project
Both parties in the MoU have unanimously agreed to share information and foster a collaborative work process towards the realisation of the set goals and objectives.
The Chief Executive Officer of Community Water and Sanitation Agency, ING. (Dr.) Worlanyo Kwadjo Siabi, expressed their happiness about the collaboration between PURC and CWSA. He further mentioned that they have had a very fruitful working relationship with PURC in the past and this new collaboration will further deepen the existing relationship.