The Central Region is the former government centre of the Gold Coast. It was the seat of British colonial administration up until 1877. The coastline is famous for its ancient forts and castles built by early European traders, and three of them at Elmina, St. Jago and Cape Coast have been identified as World Heritage Monuments by the World Heritage Foundation under UNESCO.
The Central Regional Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CR, CWSA) has been facilitating the delivery of safe water and improved sanitation facilities in rural communities and Small Towns in the Region since 1993.The programme is committed to achieving sustainability of water and sanitation facilities through a ‘’community led operation and maintenance system’’ by building the capacity of beneficiary communities to own, operate, and manage the facilities.
The current situation, however, is that in spite of the interventions by donors since 1993 the water coverage is around forty-two per cent (42%).
The current situation depicts the existence of a water coverage gap of thirty per-percent (30%) (which is necessary do be closed) if the region is to achieve its target of increasing water coverage to seventy-two per-cent (72%) by 2012. In effect the Region needs to increase water coverage by forty three per-cent (43%) in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of eight-five per cent (85%) by 2015.