Speaking to the Opera News Content Writer King Amoah in reaction to the importance attached to the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area (GKMA) Sanitation and Water Project undertaking through the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources dubbed, Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) advocacy, the Project Coordinator Ing. George Asiedu disclosed that the World Bank has dished out a significant sum of $125 million to support the project.
The fund entrusted into the care of the Ghana government, it would be used to undertake sanitation and water challenges that tend to confront the people within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area (GKMA) respectively.
Explaining the breakdown on how the fund would be utilized on the project, Ing Asiedu related that out of the figure $51 million would be channelled to the Ghana Water Company to address the water problems confronting areas that are heavily hit by water within the two selected Metropolitan Assemblies in Accra and Kumasi.
$74 million, he reiterated would also go into sanitation, particularly for the construction of modernized toilet facilities in schools,sewerages among others.
The engineer said out of the said $74 million, $50 million would also dished out from it to construct modernized households toilet facilities, public education, media engagements among others.
According to him the development objectives of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area ( GKMA) sanitation and water projects for Ghanaians are to increase access to improve sanitation and water supply.
It is also mainly focused attention on low income communities and to strengthen management of environmental sanitation in the two regions.
He explained that the project has four components of which he mentioned the first on efforts to prioritize water services to the low income areas within GKMA and GAMA.
According to him the objectives of the component is to increase access to environmental sanitation and water supply service in low income areas with a strong focus on liquid sanitation.
The engineer revealed among others that the development and implementation of the components include hygiene and sanitation.
The components facilities he underscored also focus on behavior change campaign at the low income households and major learning and dissemination efforts aimed at informing the large scale institutionalized approach to upgrading sanitation in low income communities, p
Ing. George Asiedu observed that since the project is very laudable as government pays 70 percent of the project cost with the beneficiaries paying ,30 percent, people should take advantage to register their names to enable them enjoy the facilities.
Picture attached: Ing George Asiedu.
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