The District Planning Officer, Bismark Asante, and Officers of the ANAM WASH Desk on Sunday, November, 20 & 27, 2022 visited some churches within Kenyasi in the Asutifi North District to engage churchgoers on the need to be involved in the promotion of universal access to sustainable safe water, basic sanitation, and hygiene services.
This forms part of a larger role of the Desk to enhance elements of connection amongst key local stakeholders to have the capacity as a network. ANAM WASH Desk was set up under the ANAM Initiative to listen to and take complaints from stakeholders, understand their concerns, and relay them to appropriate partners and authorities for action to be taken.
WASH Desk Officer, Charles Elipklim Nustuakor explains, “this is basically to speak to people within Kenyasi No. 1 and 2 about the activities of the ANAM WASH Initiative and of the role they can play in signing up to the ANAM WASH network”.
Members of this network are charged with the responsibility of supporting WASH and its allied actions, advocating for better WASH service delivery from authorities, and engaging other members of their communities to influence behaviour and enhance attitudinal change.
Amongst the churches visited were Christ Apostolic Church, Anglican Church, Church of Pentecost, and Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
The WASH Desk Officer further added that the team will continue to visit other churches, including Christmas conventions and mosques in both rural and urban areas of the District.