Government has devoted significant attention and resources to improve the living standards of the Ghanaian society, the Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations,
He explained that government had pumped in massive investments to increase urban water coverage from the current level to 85% by 2015 while taking rural water coverage to 76% within the same period in order to guarantee the availability of potable water for all Ghanaians.
According to him the current demand of water supply in
He disclosed that in order to address the water supply issue in the country government had undertaken the Kpong water supply expansion project which would supply 40 million gallons of water a day to areas including Adenta,
He further mentioned that the
"As part of the project, 3.3 million gallons per day treatment Plant is being built to increase supply to Accra-Tema Metropolitan Area (ATMA), communities to benefit from the project include Dodowa, Ningo, Prampram and
He stated that the Accra-Tema Metropolitan area water supply project which cost E56.5 million involved the installation of equipment for the production of 9 million gallons of water per day.
The Deputy Minister said the construction of four reservoirs at Adukrom, Dodowa, Atimpoku and Akorley as well as 92km transmission pipelines when completed would improve water supply to almost 70 communities in both the
He stated that a total of 2,064 Basic school projects were under construction and over 100 million exercise books had been distributed since the government started the intervention.
According to him thirty two million (32,000,000) exercise books were distributed to 4,768,806 basic school children across the country and 10 million exercise books would be distributed this year as well as 10,000 uniforms in 2013.
He mentioned that 462,961 final year JHS students would be subsidized at a cost of
As part of efforts aimed at providing opportunities for BECE candidates who do not meet the criteria for selection into Senior High Schools the
He indicated that in order to improve ICT education in the country 60,000 laptops had been distributed to
"Tertiary education has received equal attention from government over the last couple of years.
Speaking on the topic health,
According to him the
In order to strengthen the structures of the
Electronic submission of claims (e-Claims) had been introduced to deal with the logistical challenges associated with paper claims management he added.
"It is intended to boost efficiency in claims management, reduce cost of submission for providers, reduce cost of processing for the NHIA, and expedite the claims payment process, among other things. The piloting of e-Claims began in
The aged in La, Chorkor, Akoto Lante,
On road network, the Deputy Minister said government would continue to work vigorously to expand and modernize the country's road network.
"Work is progressing steadily on the
These improvements would be made to some of the terminals like the Neoplan and Odawna Stations. These include paving, provision of passenger sheds and improvement in the drainage systems.
Source: ISD (
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