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Keynote Address By Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister For Sanitation And Water Resources, At The Opening Ceremony Of Cwsa Annual Review Conference Noda Hotel, Fumesua, Ashanti Region

Mr. Chairman,
Hon. Regional Minister
Hon. Municipal Chief Executive
Representatives of Development Partners
Management and Staff of CWSA
Members of the Press
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HON. ALBAN SUMANI BAGBIN, Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing

Mr. Chairman,
Hon. Regional Minister, Northern Region,
Hon. MPs
Hon. District Chief Executives and Assembly Members
Board Members of CWSA
The CEO and staff of CWSA
Representatives of Development Partners
Project Advisors and NGO Partners
Members of the Press
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

Overview Of Sector Performance By Mr. Clement Bugase, Chief Executive, CWSA

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT:

Mr. Chairman, Honourable Ministers, it is with great pleasure that I stand here today to address the 2009 Annual Review Conference of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency.  I consider this event as very important for me not only for the fact that it is the first Annual Review Conference I am addressing but also for the fact that within the short time that I took office as Chief Executive of the Agency, this event has afforded me the opportunity to address many of our key stakeholders.  I am sure this Review Conference will contribute immensely to my knowledge of the sector. My appeal is that participants should be open minded and let us contribute constructively to help accelerate the progress of water, sanitation and hygiene delivery in our country.

Overview Of Sector Performance By Dr. Ing. Philip Gyau-Boakye, Chief Executive, CWSA

Mr. Chairman, Honorable Regional Minister for the Ashanti Region, Honourable Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Head Office and Regional Directors of CWSA, Project Advisors, Ladies and Gentlemen, once again we have gathered here to review our activities for the year 2008. My prayer is that all participants would contribute and actively participate in deliberations at this Review Conference. We must have a common goal of ensuring that challenges facing the Agency are addressed to enable us reach our target.

Address By Hon. Albert Abongo, Minister For Water Resources, Works And Housing

Delivered At The 2008 Annual Review Conference Of The Community Water And Sanitation Agency(Cwsa) Held From 23rd – 27th March 2009 At Miklin Hotel, Kumasi In The Ashanti Region

Welcome Address Delivered By Hon. Simon Osei- Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister On The Occasion Of The Opening Of Cwsa’s 2017 Review Conference.

Mr. Chairman,
Minister, Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Kofi Adda
Chief Executive of CWSA
Regional Directors and staff of CWSA
Hon. Municipal Chief Executive
Coordinating Directors
Non-Governmental Organisations representatives,
Distinguished Invited Guests,
Members of the Press,
Ladies and Gentlemen.


I am greatly honoured and delighted to be present at this Review Conference of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA). To our eminent speakers and participants who have come from all over the country, I extend to you a very warm welcome to Kumasi, the Garden City of Ghana. We are indeed honoured to have you here with us. I am optimistic that this Review Conference will provide an appropriate forum to interact with key stakeholders in the Sanitation and Rural Water and Sub-sector and also chart the path of transformation for the operations of the CWSA in the years ahead.

 

Mr. Chairman, after working towards achieving goals for a whole year, it is always proper to review activities at the end of the period to find out whether targets set have been achieved, and to identify gaps for the necessary corrective measures to be taken.  As you travel through this conference, let me urge you all to come up with strategies that will help the Agency to be transformed and operate better than it has done over the past years.

 

Mr. Chairman, water we say is ‘Life’. The provision of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services being facilitated by CWSA has definitely made huge impact in the lives of people living in small towns and rural communities in the Ashanti Region. It is my hope that you will not be complacent with what you have achieved so far, but rather challenge yourselves to reach the highest level. The cost expended in organizing this review conference should be justified with concrete, achievable and measurable programs of action developed to address challenges that militated against the performance of the Agency during the period under review.

 

I have been reliably Informed that around a third of borehole facilities in the region are non-functional at any given time. To ensure the sustainability of WASH facilities and services, there is the need to continuously monitor their operations. I therefore find the theme for this year’s Review Conference; “Rural Water and Sanitation Services Provision: Current Role of CWSA and the Way Forward for Effective and Sustainable Delivery” very appropriate

 

It is my hope that, by the end of this conference, appropriate models would have been developed to address the challenges militating against the sustainable management of rural water supply systems. This will ensure that our people continuous and reliable  access to these basic necessities of life.

 

I wish to inform participants that Kumasi and indeed the Ashanti Region constitutes one of the greatest tourism hubs in Ghana. The Region is blessed with a number of the world’s heritage sites among which are the Bosomtwe Lake, Royal Mausoleum where the late Kings of Ashanti are buried, the Manhyia Palace. I wish the organisers of this meeting would plan a visit to these tourists’ sites at the end of the conference.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, once again, I welcome all of you to the Ashanti Region. I urge everyone to actively participate in the discussions over the next four days. I wish you all a successful and fruitful conference.

 

Thank you and May God bless our homeland Ghana.

 
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