In collaboration with IRC Ghana, the Asutifi North District Assembly (ANDA) has initiated the District Sanitation and Hygiene Services for Communities' Project. The primary goal of this project is to enhance the capacity of local systems to provide sanitation and hygiene services to all residents by 2030, in alignment with UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6. During the launch event on June 7, Mrs. Vida Duti, the Country Director for IRC, encouraged attendees to rally behind the vision and actively contribute to the accomplishment of the initiative's objectives.
The Latter-Day Saints Charities (LDSC) joined the ANAM initiative in 2020 and supported the expansion of WASH services to schools, healthcare facilities, and hard-to-reach communities. Through their support, over 3,000 people now have access to WASH services. Based on this success, LDSC has approved a renewal grant of USD $300,000.00 through IRC for ANAM WASH partners to further increase access to sanitation and hygiene services in five (5) schools, two (2) healthcare facilities, and twenty-five (25) rural communities and sixty households in the Asutifi North District. The project also seeks to build the capacity of district officials and sub-district representatives to manage and maintain WASH facilities and facilitate engagements with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to organize Behavior Change Communication campaigns in communities, schools, and healthcare facilities.
Nana Anim Dankwa, Samanhene of Kenyasi No. 1, who chaired the program, called on stakeholders to support and work towards realizing the project's vision. Present at the program were representatives of various Traditional Councils, Sustainable Development Committees (SDCs), District Assembly staff, various ANAM WASH partners, Assembly members, Disability groups, heads of healthcare facilities, School heads, and pupils, World Vision, Safe Water Network, Aquaya, and Netcentric Campaigns.