The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has allocated $100,000 (equivalent to 1.1 million Ghana cedis) in assistance to support over 31,000 individuals affected by recent flooding in the Volta Region.
This much-needed aid was announced at the launch of the U.S. Global Water Strategy Plan for Ghana in Accra, underscoring the commitment of the United States to help Ghana in its relief and recovery efforts.
Madam Virginia Palmer, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, confirmed the generous contribution, stating, “I am pleased to announce just over 1.1 million cedis to assist those affected by the flooding in the Volta Region. We are working with the World Food Program to assist those most in need.”
In addition to financial support, the USAID, through the USAID/Enhancing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (En-WASH) project, has provided chlorine concentrate for the disinfection of communal latrines and drainage canals in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and local governments.
The statement also highlighted that “USAID provided local residents with 175,000 tablets of Aqua tabs for the treatment and purification of 3.5 million litres of drinking water to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases.”
The United States, as Ghana's largest bilateral development partner, has been deeply involved in various aspects of development, including health, economic growth, agriculture, education, governance, and security.
In 2022, the U.S. bilateral assistance to Ghana amounted to over $150 million, reinforcing its commitment to supporting the nation's progress.