New water filtration towers built in Ghana town

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Xylem has launched two new water filtration towers in Cape Coast, Ghana, supporting the Dehia community and Oguaa Football for Hope Centre.
Under the guidance of Planet Water Foundation, Xylem employee volunteers joined forces with Manchester City fans, club legend and ambassador Joleon Lescott and young leaders from Play Soccer Ghana to build the towers in February.
The two new towers contain water filtration systems which will help provide for the daily drinking needs of 1,800 people, reduce the burden of collecting water, and counter water-borne diseases, keeping children healthier and in school.
Before the towers' arrival, collecting water required a lot of time. Across the world, women and children spend 200 million hours daily carrying water. Dehia's people are not exceptions.
Joleon Lescott, Manchester City legend, said: "I was honoured to join this visit to Cape Coast in Ghana alongside our partner, Xylem, and our amazing fan volunteers. To see first-hand the impact young leaders are making in their communities through the power of football, and to be able to contribute to the building of the water towers, was an incredible experience."
The new tower will make a lasting difference to the lives of Cape Coast's people, added Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager, Xylem Africa.
He said: "We take a lot of inspiration from the positive attitudes and activities of Cape Coast's people. They work hard to create their futures and also play hard through their passion for football. This tower supports their goals and dreams. At Xylem, we are thrilled to work with Manchester City Football Club and Play Soccer Ghana, and thank our global NGO partner Planet Water for their role in this collaboration. Together, we support people to look after water and make it available for everyone."

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