By King Amoah.
The Project Coordinator of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area's(GKMA) sanitation and water project under the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources initiative dubbed, Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) advocacy, Ing George Asiedu has disclosed that the Ministry is focused to increase access to improve sanitation and water challenges that confront the country.
Speaking to the Opera News correspondent King Amoah in an interview, Ing Asiedu hinted that the project was initially launched in Kumasi in 2020, but relaunched in December 2021 during the World Water Day celebration to enhance its beginning.
He said since the introduction of the program the Ministry has chalked laudable achievements through public awareness education spearheaded by the media.
According to him, the government in its wisdom considered issues of sanitation and water as compulsory facilities every Ghanaian should enjoy hence, the establishment of the Sanitation and Water Resources Ministry to take charge of them.
The engineer hinted that apart from the success stories that the Ministry has so far chalked in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), the outfit has also constructed 1,049 ultra modern bio digester toilet facilities across some selected communities in the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area (GKMA).
The engineer added that due to the interest the people of Kumasi have shown in the project, the Ministry has decided to consider four other communities in Kumasi who are not part of the selected communities within GKMA for support.
The project sponsored by the World Bank grant under Ghana government supervision, Engineer Asiedu commended the Bank for the gesture.
He indicated that it is among the plans of the Ministry to extend the project to other regions in the future to benefit all Ghanaians.
He said as part of measures to ensure the realization of the project, beneficiaries were undertaken through some lessons to know about how to manage the facilities to ensure their life span.
Ing Asiedu further observed that through the introduction of the project, many youth have gained employment in the areas of construction, sales, marketing among others.
He therefore urged journalists to intensify their education drive to ensure that the aim and objectives in which the project was launched becomes reality.
Content created and supplied by: Kingam (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More