German-Ghanaian stakeholders meet on water management

A number of experts in water preservation and purification from Germany with their Ghanaian counterparts are holding a three-day meeting to find ways to help Ghana preserve and provide clean water to the public.

Mr Mathias Brandt said Ghana has enough water as there were a lot of water resources from the river bodies, rains and boreholes among others but there is the need to find ways in preserving and purifying them for the users.

He was speaking at the German-Ghana Congress for water management technologies being held in Accra jointly organised by the CH-Business Consult, Ghana and trAIDe.

Other participants including “What a bird,” HOMA pump technology, Silvertex, Omerastore, Martin Membrane Systems, Kaeser Kompressoren, Weima and ribeka- have come together to help bring solutions and technological skills in resolving problems associated with the water provision sector.

Mr Brandt said a greater part of the water was lost as a result of mismanagement thus, it is necessary such volumes of water were monitored well and supplied through the right channels to the public.

There are also different seasons which come with different levels of water volumes and this is besides the need to ensure that sufficient treatments are provided to enhance the quality of water being provided.

Dr Christian Zankiewicz of the Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy said “our focus is not only on the water sector but my Ministry has expert initiatives for environment and technologies and water treatment is one part of this expertise”.

He said the Ministry would continue to bring German and Ghanaian companies together to see how best they can cooperate.

The various companies took turns in demonstrating how they would assist Ghana in providing quality water to especially, those in the rural areas in the bid to attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr Michael Blank, a delegate at the event, said Ghana is developing at a fast pace with effective transportation system, good security and pleasant people- making the place a safe haven for business.

He said 15 German companies are currently thriving in the country and more are yet to join them.

Dr Blank said the water sector is an area, amongst others, that would benefit from the partnerships.

Source: GNA

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