Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has told Parliament the Klottey-Korle constituency has benefited from four hundred and twenty-one (421) One-House-one toilet scheme introduced as government’s flagship projects.
According to her the scheme has so far provided 305,360 low-in-come population within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water project funded by the World Bank.
There is access to 38,168 improved household toilets, the toilets serving low-income population of 3,352 in the Municipality, as the scheme has successfully been implemented across low-income beneficiaries in 22 Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area under the auspices of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources through and GAMA.
All beneficiaries of the scheme have been mapped onto the KOBO Collect digital platform and the data is easily accessible for verification and identification of beneficiaries.
The Minister was on the floor of the House on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 to answer a question posed by Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings as to how many households have benefited from the scheme in her constituency since the National Sanitation campaign was launched in 2017 by the President.
She disclosed that as a result of the success of the One-House-One Toilet Scheme in the GAMA, an additional funding has been secured from the World Bank to undertake the construction of 30,000 household toilets for the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area (GKMA) and 12,000 household toilets for the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area.
A total of 120 disability friendly, fit-for-purpose, gender sensitive Institutional Sanitation facilities will also be constructed for beneficiary schools in the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area while 30 will be constructed in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. The project will also expand and rehabilitate the Asafo Sewerage System in Kumasi.