Ga Central Community benefits from Japanese grant drains project

Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Tsutomu Himeno (fourth from left) and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway at the commissioning

Japan’s Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Tsutomu Himeno, has commissioned an USD 88, 986 project for the construction of drains at Nsunfa-Sowutuom, a suburb of the Ga Central community.

The project, which was implemented by the Urban Roads Department of the Ga Central Municipal Assembly, with monitoring support from the community members themselves, was made possible by a grant from the Embassy of Japan to Ghana. The grant amount was extended in March this year.

About 17, 000 residents will benefit from the drains project at the Nsunfa-Sowuntuom which suffers from perennial flooding during the rainy season.

A statement from the Japan Embassy in Ghana said,  “Ambassador Himeno expressed the hope that the drains will help to resolve the serious problems caused by flooding during the rainy season in the community.”

“Minister for Foreign Affairs and also MP for the area (Anyaa-Soutwuom Constituency), Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, was grateful to the Japanese government for the grant and urged the community members to practice a prudent maintenance culture to ensure the facility is well sustained for the future,” the statement read.


The project was funded under a scheme known as the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSPs) which has been successfully used to implement a wide range of projects with direct impact on marginalized communities. It was established to assist reputable NGOs and local authorities in responding to various development challenges.

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Through this grant, the people of Japan have assisted and continue to assist communities across the country in executing projects that addresses critical human security concerns.

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