Managing Editor for Leaky News (www.leakynews.net) Enock Akonnor has commended implementers of the GAMA/GKMA Sanitation and Water Project (SWP) for effecting an extension of the coverage of the intervention.
Before the extension, the Word Bank funded project was limited to only low-income communities within Greater Accra Metropolitan Assemblies and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Assemblies.
Few days ago, Ing. George Asiedu- Coordinator for the project in an interview with a Kumasi based radio station Oyerepa Fm announced that through the efforts of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and parliament, the coverage has now been extended and that people living in places like Abuakwa ( Atwima Nwabiagya South District), Bekwai (Bekwai Municipality) can register at their respective assemblies for a GAMA bio-digester toilet facility.
The Managing Editor has underscored that the move is laudable and will help Ghana achieve its target of 45,000 household toilets by 2024 as house owners in areas beyond GAMA and GKMA register to add up to those who have already registered for the facility.
“Again the extension will ultimately speed up the nation’s quest towards achieving SDG 6”, he added.
SDG 6 calls for ensuring universal access to safe and affordable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, and ending open defecation.
It also aims to improve water quality and water-use efficiency and to encourage sustainable abstractions and supply of freshwater.
Enock Akonnor also ovated officials of the project for the hard work exhibited since the start of its implementation, urging them to carry on with the good work.