Gov’t to construct 30,000 household toilets in Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area

Kumasi, Nov. 19, GNA – The government is to construct 30,000 household toilet facilities for the people in the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan area.

Among the beneficiary areas are Kumasi Metropolis, Old Tafo, Asokore Mampong, Asokwa, Ejisu, Oforikrom, and Suame Municipalities.

Madam Cecilia Abenaa Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, who announced this said in addition, 120 disability friendly fit for purpose institutional toilets facilities would be constructed in schools and other public places.

She said the $74 million project would also involve the expansion and rehabilitation of the Asafo Sewage Systems in Kumasi.

Madam Dapaah, who announced these at the 2021 World Toilet Day celebration in Kumasi, indicated that the Ministry in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector, and support from the World Bank, were scaling up and improving access to toilets.

Over the past few years, about 124,952 household’s toilet facilities have been delivered across the country.
This year’s celebration was held under the theme “Stop open defecation, own a household latrine now, let’s play our part in a Covid-19 era”.

The Day is to create awareness of the over 3.6 billion vulnerable people in the world who unfortunately do not have access to safe and properly managed toilets.

It is also to inspire actions to tackle the global crisis situation and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal Six, which promises sanitation for all by year 2030.
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