World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of fresh, clean water.

It is observed on the 22nd of March every year.

The Day celebrates water and raises awareness on global water crisis. But another core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

In view of this, Easy Water for Everyone, a non-governmental organisation founded by Dr. Nathan Levin and Linda Donald, and dedicated to bringing pure and safe drinking water to those in underserved rural communities in Ghana and the continent at large has thus taken the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to helping the country achieve the SDG goal 6.

In doing so, it says it is aiming at providing more communities in Ghana with potable water.

Already the NGO has provided about 24 communities with water.

The NGO primarily serves communities in West Africa, providing pure water to 16,000 people across 35 villages. They are currently capable of producing in excess of 50,000 litres of pure water daily without the use of electricity.

They serve rural communities that have been left out as a result of national thresholds including, islands where rigs cannot access, hard-to-reach communities, communities where simple pipe schemes cannot reach, communities with access to surface or underground water, and communities without power.

Touching on this year’s celebration, the Country Director for Easy Water for Everyone, Harrison Matti says to help alleviate the global water crisis, it is important that Ghanaians learn to value water beyond issues of pricing.

He mentioned that with a focus to reduce the occurrence of water-borne diseases in rural areas, the NGO was partnering with other international organisations to develop, improve and expand mechanisms that will provide clean and pure water for rural communities.

“We have been doing this for years and it is something we will continue to do despite the Covid-19 pandemic and its limitations. Everybody deserves water; good, clean water and we find pleasure in providing it,” he added.

Mr. Matti stated that the NGO was targeting to serve 60 more communities in Ghana with potable drinking water in the next three years and hence needed all the support it could possibly garner in order to reach its target by 2024.

He, therefore, called on individuals and organisations to lend their support to the NGO as it works studiously to achieve its goal.