According to the agency, an amount of GH₵37 million was budgeted for water systems under the community management policy. The government subsequently paid GH¢22 million to all the Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) for onward release to the water systems within their jurisdictions.
At the recent Public Accounts Committee sittings, the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, Worlanyo Siabi, stated: “As at the end of December 2022, the government released GH¢22 million which were disbursed to all the MMDAs… so far the government is left with only GH₵14 million outstanding to pay.”
Meanwhile, the management of the Kintampo water system is raising concerns about the high level of indebtedness from state institutions, which amounts to GH₵368,000.
This issue highlights the need for a prompt resolution to ensure the proper functioning of water systems and the delivery of essential services to the people of Ghana.