Polytanks Ghana, one of the leading producers of plastic storage tanks in Ghana, has presented an undisclosed amount to Safe Water Network, a non-governmental organisation, towards the organisation of the 2018 Beyond the Pipe Forum.
This is the second time Polytank Ghana, a subsidiary of the Mohinani Group, is collaborating with the NGO to organize such forum.
Held under the theme “Taking Small Water Enterprises to Scale,” this year’s forum brought together stakeholders in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector, to build consensus on practical ways of improving the sustainability of SWEs in the country.
SWEs are community-based outlets which provide clean, safe and affordable water with storage tanks provided by Polytanks to deprived communities around the country.
To date, 85 SWEs have been set up in 130 communities, providing water for 320,000 people.
Polytank Ghana being one of the biggest suppliers of tanks to SWE has forged a strong relationship that has helped the Network to supply potable water to over 100 communities; complimenting government’s efforts of meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water.
Polytank and Safe Water Network have nurtured their fruitful business relationship to aid the work of the Network for almost a decade.
Management of the Mohinani Group said they remain confident of a long-term partnership especially now that the Network is looking to partner with other sector actors to scale up SWEs to serve more communities without access to clean and reliable water supply.
“One of the key objectives of the Mohinani Group CSR policy, is to partner public and private institutions in scaling up the provision of sustainable and safe water supply to all Ghanaians around the clock”, the company said
It added: “Polytank will continue to supply quality and durable water storage tanks to Safe Water Network and other government agencies, as part of facilitating the provision of clean, affordable and reliable water supply to communities”.
Mohinani Group, pledged its continued support to the Network in carrying out their mandate of building sustainable SWEs in order to provide rural and peri-urban communities in Ghana with portable and affordable access to water.
It also expressed the hope that the findings from the 2018 forum will help address the challenges faced by SWEs.