Assembly channels $1 Million per constituency to enhance sanitation infrastructure
The Nabdam District Assembly has made a significant investment of its allocated share of one million dollars per constituency into sanitation infrastructure.
Date Created : 10/24/2023 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Irene Kwakye/Ghanadistricts.com
Specifically, the assembly has utilized the funds to provide six 10-seater water closet toilet facilities at strategic locations within the area. These facilities, which are nearly 90% complete, include washrooms, bath and toilet facilities, and resting places.
The project sites include Gane-Asonge, Kongo, Pelingu Market, Zanlerigu, Nangodi and Sakoti.
The primary objective of this investment is to address the lack of convenient public sanitation facilities along the Nabdam roads, particularly for travelers and businesses operating in neighboring countries.
As Nabdam District serves as a transit point from Accra to countries like Burkina Faso, Togo, and Mali, the assembly recognized the need to improve sanitation infrastructure to promote good hygiene practices and generate income.
During an inspection of the project sites, Madam Agnes Anamoo, the District Chief Executive (DCE), highlighted the potential of these facilities to contribute significantly to the Assembly's Internal Generated Funds (IGF).
The strategically located facilities, situated in market centers such as Gane-Asonge, Kongo, Pelingu Market, Zanlerigu, Nangodi, and Sakoti, are expected to generate revenue, create job opportunities, and maintain sanitary conditions in these areas.
The DCE also acknowledged the district's efforts in curbing open defecation, which resulted in Nabdam District ranking fourth nationally in implementing measures to address the issue in 2019. The Assembly collaborated with development partners like UNICEF to empower communities to construct over 100 household latrines using the Community Led Total Sanitation model.
In addition to the sanitation project, the Nabdam District Assembly has undertaken other development initiatives,these include the construction of market sheds in Nangodi and Pelungu, renovation of Area Council and other offices, construction of the DCE's bungalow in Nangodi, and the establishment of a two-unit fire tender bay. These projects aim to enhance the Assembly's Internal Generated Funds and improve infrastructure within the district.
Overall, the investment made by the Assembly demonstrates its commitment to promoting sanitation, generating revenue, and improving the well-being of the community and travelers passing through the area.
Ms Meri Seidu, the District Director of the Ghana Health Service, acknowledged the contributions of the Assembly towards health delivery in the District and noted that the sanitation facilities would help curb the spate of the outbreak of diseases in the communities.