4WARD Development a private non governmental organization that compliments governments’ effort in the provision of clean and safe Water has invested about $1.1Million in providing clean and safe water to communities in Savannah and Upper West Regions.
The company carries on the solar powered water system projects in the two regions of the north through its NUMA water project in partnership with the USAID, Water4 Global Communities, and Helmsley Trust of USA, under the Enhancing WASH project.
Mr. Fredrick Sunesson, National Director of 4WARD Development, says the organization through its project intervention has created more than 200 jobs for the people in all the beneficiary communities through the provision of clean and safe water services.
“4WARD Development believes in potential and possibility, which is why our investors and donors have funded a business that depends on the sale of water for its growth and survival. At 4Ward Development, we will keep the water flowing. We will keep the water pure and safe. We will continue to push for growth and expansion, serving 24, 000 customers in 10 communities this year alone and a total of 100,000 clients in 3 districts in the next four years” he stated.
The Director adds that, the organization so far invested $1.1 million in the Upper West and Savannah Regions, and intends to invest an additional $5 million in the next two years in clean and sustainable water provision.
He made the revelation during the commissioning of a Solar powered water system project in Tuna in the Savannah region on October 10, 2022.
On his part, Mr. Ahmed Yekini, 4WARD Development Director in Charge of Savannah and Upper West regions noted that 10 of the water systems have been constructed in the two regions within a period of 8 months costing an amount of US$75,000.00.
According to him, the communities that are benefiting from the NUMA water project include Nyoli, Ga, Kendeu, and Poyentanga in the Wa West District, Boli in the Wa Municipality, and Gindabuor, Kulmasa, Blema and Tuna in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district.
He says, the company established in 2015 is aimed at complementing the efforts of the government in providing clean and safe water for the people using a strategic business module that will help ensure the sustainability of the water systems.
Meanwhile, Tunawura Daniel Safo Mahama Amantana, Chief of the Tuna community on behalf of the people, expressed gratitude to 4WARD Development for their intervention stressing that, the installation of the Water System is a dream come true.
“The provision of water services to my community is a great relief to me and my people.”
The Savannah Regional Minister, Mr Muhazu Saeed Jibril, could not hide his joy over the extention of the NUMA Water project to Tuna community.
He assured the Organisation, the commitment of the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council in seeing to it that activities of 4WARD Development are highly impactful to the people of the region and beyond.
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