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General News of Thursday, 10 June 2010

Source: The Informer

Lorenzo Provides Solution To Ghana’s Water Problems

By Benjamin Essuman, Rome, Italy
Mr. Lorenzo, first came to Ghana in June 2009, and has since travelled more than four times to the West African nation, finalising his plans to invest in Ghana.
To solve Ghana’s water problems the Italian businessman is coming to Ghana, next two weeks with a team of Italian engineers who will be doing feasibility studies on solving Ghana’s water problems.
The team of engineers from EuroMec, a special purpose international company involved in designing, producing and managing water treatment plants, are scheduled to fly into Ghana, to begin a study of Ghana’s water problems and develop a master plan to cure the inefficiencies and challenges of the laid down system.
According to EuroMec officials, they plan to do feasibility on the possibility of using a specially built mobile water treatment and purification plant, to provide quality drinking water to communities in rural Ghana.
As an energy technician, Mr. Lorenzo revealed to The Informer that he has plans to generate about 650 kilobyte of electric power from Wind, so as to supplement the country’s energy requirements. The wind energy, which is cheaper than solar energy, is expected to be generated from the strong winds on the Ghanaian seas.
In addition to plans to deploy extra resources into the tourism industry in Ghana, Mr. Lorenzo is sponsoring all the feasibility studies and help raise the funding to sponsor the water and energy projects, which are aimed at reducing the poverty situation in the country.
The EuroMec group, which has Lorenzo as a partnering shareholder, is already working with the United Nations and the European Union to produce quality water for some communities in Ivory Coast and Angola.

Another Italian engineering firm, SGI S.P.A, is scheduled to travel to Ghana in the course of this year, on the invitation of Mr. Lorenzo to undertake a search on blocking the leakages and high rate of wasted treated water, confronting management of Ghana’s system in the major cities.

The SGI group, with immense experience in that sector as well, is expected to use micro-chips and other tools to monitor the security of the water volumes released into the distribution pipes.

The SGI group is currently on the Sustainable Water Integrated Management of the South/North diversion project in China where it again provided a decision support tool for water management. The company is known to have developed a master plan for waste water services in Italy. In Africa, the SGI is working in Senegal and Egypt to assist in solving the challenges of delivering quality water for some targeted communities.