Parliamentary Updates: CSWA to take over mg’t of Community Water Systems

Minster for Sanitation and Water Resources Mrs. Cecilia Abena Dapaah says she is aware of malpractices going on in the management of community water systems in some communities across the country. She said to address that problem, plans are underway for Community Water and Sanitation Agency to take over and be directly responsible for water systems.  
Some of the communities, according to her, fail to pay for power that they use to pump water for use.




The minister made these remarks when she was answering question posed to her by Akatsi North MP Peter Nortsu Kotoe who sought to know if there are immediate plans for expansion to ensure the community gets water regularly.




She answered that the ministry recognizes the need to improve the water and sanitation in Ave Dakpa, which has attained district capital status.
“That government through the Community Water and Sanitation Agency is preparing to take over the water supply system to rehabilitate, expand and manage same in order to meet the water demand of the people.”




Mr. Peter Nortsu Kotoe reported that power supply to the water system was cut because the community owed ECG an amount of GHC13, 832 that accumulated during the free water for COVID. He paid that amount in January for power to be restored for the water system to run. That notwithstanding, the system had developed faults and individuals in the community also donated monies to fix it.




He noted that the district assembly taking over the management of the water system is worse than when the community itself was managing it and indulged the minister to conduct an investigation into the mismanagement of the Ave Dakpa water system by the district assembly.




The minister said it is due the mismanagement by the community and the district assembly that the CWSA will be assigned to take over the management of community water systems across the nation.
Tadzi gets water


by Barnabas Seidu Abass

The Chief Executive  Officer of Infinity Den Enterprise and Infinity Stars Hotel at Penyi, Mr. John Kwakuvi Hounlessodji popularly known as Infinity, has commissioned potable water for the people of Tadzi Community in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region. The people are now free from perennial water shortages and its health challenges.

Mr. Kwakuvi Hounlessodji, after handing over the facility,  admonished the people to use the water wisely and adopt the culture of maintenance in order for them to enjoy good water for a long time to come.


The people of Tadzi expressed  joy at the gift of clean water and some quickly started fetching the water into their various homes while the ceremony was on going.


Torgbui Ashiagbor IV Dusifiagã of Weta Traditional Area  appreciated the benevolence  of Infinity towards this community and many others within the Volta region.  

He said “Actually I am not surprised, Infinity has been helping us for sometime now, when we started the Community Centre Project for the people of Tadzi, Infinity company came in to support us. He supported us in so many ways”.


The chief cautioned the people of Tadzi to use the water wisely and told them to allow people from neighboring  communities to equally benefit freely from the water.


togbi Ashiagbor
Torgbui Ashiagbor IV – Dusifiagã, Weta 


The Youth Secretary of Tadzi Mr. Dzakpa Christian, recounted the difficulty the community went through to get water in the past especially during the harmattan seasons. ‘Now we have potable water to make life easy for us.’


He also commended  Mr. John Kwakuvi Hounlessodji for the kind gesture.

Mr. Dzakpa Christian promised to ensure  the facility is put to good use and properly maintained.


Mr. Kwakuvi Hounlessodji, however assured the people of Tadzi and it’s environs to expect more of these corporate social responsibility (CSR) from his company and himself.