WATER: A BASIC RIGHT
Access to potable water is a basic human right, and yet over a billion people in the world currently live without it.
And as populations grow and the climate changes, surface water and catchment areas that naturally help power progress and give people water are coming under extreme pressure.
In Ghana, close to six million people (nearly 22 per cent of the country) rely on surface water to meet their daily water needs, leaving them vulnerable to water-related illness and disease.
The situation is even more dire in Northern Ghana, where close to 50% of the population lacks access to safe drinking water, and must use unimproved surface water as their primary drinking water source.