Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA
Wa, March 31, GNA – People of the Upper West Region at a breakfast emotional meeting in Wa bid farewell to the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Mr Worlanyo Kwadjo Siabi.
Until his appointment to the top position, Mr Siabi was the Regional Director of CWSA since 2009, and under his leadership the Agency increased water services to more than 80 per cent of the rural population.
This feat was achieved through his effective leadership role in the Implementation of programmes such as the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project, UNICEF Assisted Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) programmes, WASH in Disaster Prone Communities, Conrad Hilton Foundation programmes and Water Aid interventions among others.
The breakfast meeting was attended by Heads of Department, Agencies and institutions, civil society and non-governmental organisations, religious leaders, former District Chief Executives, leaders of small town water systems and the media.
Mr Sulemana Alhassan, Regional Minister said though he did not work with the outgoing Regional Director, judging from the high level of good will expressed by all, he was convinced that he indeed played his role exceptionally well.
Outlining some of the outgoing Regional CWSA Director’s achievements, Mr Emmanuel Ato Quansah, an official of CWSA said he worked to increase water coverage from 65 per cent to 78 per cent, added an additional of 1000 boreholes and increased small town pipe systems from eight to 27 systems.
Mr Quansah said about 300 school latrines were constructed under the outgoing Regional Director’s rein while hand washing with soap was improved in 600 communities/schools through tippy taps as well as improved stakeholder engagement.
Mr Siabi promised to assist the Region to fight open defecation, which was currently 72 per cent.