Ghana to set up national body, with dedicated funds to promote sanitation – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The government of Ghana will set up a national sanitation authority to tackle the country’s sanitation challenges, vice president Mahamudu Bawumia said here on Tuesday.

In addition to this, he said the government would also set up a national sanitation fund purposely to mobilize resources for dealing with the issues of sanitation in the country.

Opening the annual Mole water sanitation and hygiene (WASH ) conference, dedicated to discussing and finding solutions to water sanitation and hygiene issues in the country, Bawumia said the government was convinced that the authority would coordinate effectively the efforts to improve the sanitation situation, as well as mobilize the needed resource for the programs.

“We are convinced that the Authority will give our efforts significant focus, attract the requisite human capacity and mobilize resources for improved sanitation service delivery in Ghana,” he added.

Although President Akufo-Addo has pledged to make Ghana’s capital the cleanest city in the world, the reality of achieving that looks like just a dream, as the sanitation situation gets worse each passing day. Enditem

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