About 73% of the population does not have access to safe water, 85% are without access to safe toilet facilities and 88% are without garbage disposal facilities.

In the area of water and sanitation, the Municipal Assembly in collaboration with some partner organizations like DANIDA, GTZ provided to some extent, water and sanitation facilities to rural communities. The rural water coverage is 55% indicating that there are more communities in the rural settlements which need to be focused on.

Pipe borne water is the main source of treated water to most homes in the urban centres but this is very inadequate. Water is pumped from boreholes with fixed mechanical pumps and production is very low and insufficient to meet the people’s daily requirement. The water situation in the district is severe particularly in the dry seasons where people travelled long distance in search of water and as a result people resort to the use of any kind of water irrespective of whether the quality is good or contaminated.

During this time the women and children, and schools in the district are the worst affected thereby disrupting academic programme. For Kpando and its surrounding communities, potential exist for developing a new district water supply scheme based on abstracting water from the Volta Lake at Torkor instead of relaying on the existing boreholes.



Date Created : 11/21/2017 7:44:17 AM