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The Asutifi North District is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 6 of Municipalities and Districts in the Ahafo Region
It is located between latitudes 6°40’ and 7°15’ North and Longitudes 2°15’ and 2°45’ West. The District capital is Kenyasi, which is about 28km from Goaso, the regional capital of Ahafo, through Hwidiem...
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Water Saves Lives: Health Centre benefits from the ANAM safe water initiative
Health facility was compelled to buy water from the overcrowded community borehole or sometimes rely on rainwater to provide health care. This resulted in loss of productive hours, poor health care delivery and high infection. “If you don't have water you can't do the cleaning and dusting or decontaminate the instruments you use on people. So, we had problems - You have to economise with the amount of the water you use for hygienic tasks,” says Vivian Kumah, In-charge of the facility.
This is Abena, a 36-year old mother of four. She is a cocoa farmer and a kenkey seller who need access to clean water to make her kenkey, which she sells to support her family. She lives in a community called Panaba in Asutifi North District, Ahafo Region, Ghana. Clean water is very important in the process to ensure the food remain hygienic and fit for consumption. Water close by...
From September 24th - 27th 2019, in Kenyasi, a delegation from the local government of the Kabarole district of Uganda and IRC Uganda paid a learning visit to Asutifi North district of Ahafo Region of Ghana to learn and share on the multi-country District Based Initiative for SDG6 being implemented in six countries including the two countries. The session ended on a good note with great expressions by the delegates andthe core staff of the Asutifi North District Assembly....
Great Impression mark the second international learning visit: Ugandan delegation visits Asutifi District Assembly
From September 24th - 27th 2019, in Kenyasi, a delegation from the local government of the Kabarole district of Uganda and IRC Uganda paid a learning visit to Asutifi North district of Ahafo Region of Ghana to learn and share on the multi-country District Based Initiative for SDG6 being implemented in six countries including the two countries...
Advancing a collective stakeholder vision that approximately 84,423 people in 2030 in Asutifi North District of Ghana will have access to WASH services in a conducive environment where water resources are sustainably managed.
The ANAM Initiative
The Asutifi North Ahonidie Mpontuo (ANAM) is an initiative seeking to achieve a district-wide access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for all - approximately 84, 423 people - by 2030. This initiative was conceived in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6. The Asutifi North District Assembly is leading the implementation of the initiative with support from selected grantees of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation – IRC, Safe Water Network, Netcentric Campaigns, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Aquaya Institute and World Vision international in Ghana. The initiative is being implemented through a 12-year WASH master plan which contains the broad vision, programmes and strategies of the District Assembly and partners to meet targets of the initiative. Framed within the guidelines of the National Development Planning Commission of Ghana, the master plan also provides a framework for coordinating and aligning efforts of all actors towards achieving the stated goal and vision for WASH in the District.
Background and what we want do
The Government of Ghana has an ambition to make water, sanitation and hygiene services universally accessible for all people resident in Ghana, and to manage water resources for multiple purposes thereby contributing the Sustainable Development Goal 6. However, the Joint Monitoring Programme 2017 report shows that the country has made slow progress towards the realization of this goal. The national population with access to safely managed water is 27%, whilst access to basic sanitation is 14%. There is no estimate available for access to safely managed sanitation. The situation in the Asutifi North District is not different. An estimated 3% of the district population has access to safely managed drinking water whilst only 23% have access to basic sanitation. To accelerate the rate of progress, new thinking, approaches, and methods as well as strong local and national governmental institutions and leadership are key to advancing toward the goal. The Asutifi North District therefore presents a good case to advance the realization of the aspirations of a WASH Master Plan that has been prepared collectively with the District and other Hilton grantee partners to achieve SDG 6 in the District. Additionally, the plan will enable the District to better coordinate and ensure development partners align their efforts to maximise efforts and avoid duplication. The plan will provide the basis for tracking progress towards the realization of the WASH vision of the District.
We want to demonstrate what it takes to reach full WASH coverage in a district through the collective efforts, driven by the District Assembly, we will progressively advance in:
What we want to achieve
Collectively the partners will advance progress towards: