By Samuel Dodoo, GNA
Accra, June 14, GNA – The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area – Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP), constructed 22,342 households and schools toilets in the 11 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies as at the end of May, 2019.
The GAMA-SWP was expected to construct 19,600 toilets in households and schools by the end of the project time in 2020, but has exceeded by 2,742.
Mr George Asiedu, the Coordinator and Consultant of GAMA-SWP, under the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, made this known during the project review meeting in Accra.
The meeting was attended by delegations from the World Bank and Ministry of Finance to identify the project’s operational gaps and best practices as a means to ensuring sustainability and scaling up.
The project, sponsored by the World Bank, was to increase access to improved sanitation and water supply in the GAMA-SWP jurisdiction, with emphasis on low income urban communities.
It is also to strengthen management of environmental sanitation across those areas.
Mr Asiedu said it was everyone’s responsibility to ensure that environmental cleanliness prevailed in the communities to reduce diseases.
Mr Somuah Tenkorang, an Engineer of the Ghana Water Company Limited, briefing the delegation, said the Company had supplied communities under the GAMA-SWP with safe water.
He said a 282-kilometre pipeline had been laid and 48,447 households in Ga South, Weija and LaDMA, mong other places, had been connected.
Madam Sauda Ahmed Seinu, the Head of the World Bank Group Unit of the Ministry of Finance, said a lot of work had been done, hence the need for the review meeting as the project was coming to an end.