10th ANAM WASH Radio programme
The 10th ANAM WASH Radio programme on Anapua FM, Kenyasi, was aired on 3rd December 2019. The focus of the programme was on the Annual ANAM Town Hall Meeting. The District Planning Officer Mr. James Atta-Era and the Water Expert, IRC-Ghana, Mr. Jeremiah Atengdem who were resources persons on the programme underscored the importance of the meeting and encourage citizens to participate and contribute to the implementation of the ANAM WASH initiative. Seven phone calls were made into the program
Asutifi North District Assembly
In December, the IRC Ghana and the Asutifi North District Assembly organized the annual town hall meeting to raise awareness on the masterplan and provide updates on the progress of implementation. The meeting which involved 180 participants was attended by chiefs, queen mothers, local opinion leaders, Assembly Members, Heads of Departments from the District Assembly, and Area Council Executives. Also present were the security agencies, clergy, media, CNHF partners and a cross-section of the public. The District Coordinating Director of the Asutifi North District Mr. Samuel Badu-Baiden who opened the meeting emphasized the importance of the Town Hall meeting as one of the accountability platforms to engage citizens of Asutifi North on the implementation of the ANAM initiative. The District Chief Executive in his presentation noted that the period under review witnessed closed collaboration between the District assembly and the partners. Key achievements in 2019 included:
The District Chief Executive concluded his presentation by reiterating the fact that the district appears to be on course to reaching the water target. However, additional resources are needed to address the huge funding gap that exist in the delivery of sanitation services and IWRM.
World Vision - Redevelopment and pumping test
In December 2019, World Vision International in Ghana conducted pump and recovery test on 6 wells drilled in the Gambia Area Council including 4 communities and 2 health centres. This is to guarantee the required yield and ensure that the aquifer is not undermined. When completed, the 4 boreholes will provide safe water for about 1200 people in four communities and the other 2 will provide access to water for both Biaso and Gambia Health centres for health care delivery in the Gambia Area Council, which serves a population of over 10,000 inhabitants in the area.
World Vision - CLTS implementation in 56 Communities
In December, as part of the implementation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in the Asutifi North District, post-triggering follow-up monitoring was conducted in 10 communities. So far, 108 households have completed their latrines, with an estimated 540 people having access to toilet facilities
World Vision – Global Handwashing Day
In December World Vision International in Ghana in partnership with the District Assembly organized this year’s Global Handwashing Day under the theme: “handwashing for all”. The celebration in the Asutifi North District focused on the promotion of handwashing facilities at the schools, especially close to school latrines and in clinical rooms of health care facilities. The celebration was attended by452 people (children- 318, District staff and health personel-134). The children performed demonstrations and chorography on handwashing to educate the public on proper handwashing.
World Vision – World Toilet Day
In December World Vision International in Ghana in partnership with the District assembly organized this year’s World Toilet Day under the theme: “Leaving no one behind” in Asutifi North District. The celebration in Kenyasi was part of efforts to promote the CLTS concept, sensitise and advocate for improved sanitation at schools and healthcare facilities. In total 634 people (children- 446, natural leaders 40, teachers and District Assembly staff and Chiefs-148 participated in the durbar.
Kiosk Scale Up
Water Quality Testing Agreement
Asutifi North District Assembly
IRC/ Netcentric Campaign
World Vision International
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