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IRC LAUNCHES DISTRICTWIDE FULL WASH COVERAGE INITIATIVE IN AHAFO REGION 

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Three Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies(MMDA's) in the Ahafo Region namely, Asunafo North, Tano North, and Asunafo South have been selected to benefit from the Districtwide Full WASH Coverage Project.

This was announced on Thursday 9, June 2022 at Goaso during the launch of the Districtwide Full WASH coverage Project by Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council in collaboration with (IRC).

In 2017, Asutifi North District Assembly together with its partners started the Asutifi North Ahonidie Mpumtuo(ANAM) Initiative to implement a thirteen-year WASH masterplan for the purpose of promoting universal access to safe water, basic sanitation, and hygiene services to about 84,420 people within the district in line with the sustainable development goal 6.

Following the successes chalked so far under the ANAM initiative, IRC with a renewal grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is now expanding the project to include the three new metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDA's) from January 2022 to December 2024.

Country Director for IRC, Mrs. Vida Duti congratulated Asutifi North District Assembly for their performance and urged the new municipalities by saying, “you will do well and who knows, opportunities may come up for our other two districts so we can have a regional program”.

On his side, Regional Minister for Ahafo Region, Honourable George Boakye expressed his hopes for the project and said, “It is my fervent hope that by the end of 2024, there will be an upscale improvement in water and sanitation across the region to aid its growth and development”.

MCE, Asunafo North, Honorable Yaw Osei Boateng, speaking on behalf of Hon. Chief Executives of the newly selected MMDA’s promised equally good performances from their municipalities. “One good performance deserves additions. So we the 3 newly selected municipalities will make sure to give additional good performances”, he said.

The event presented key highlights of the project and discussed its implementation modalities with stakeholders.

Other partnering organizations for the project are World Vision, Aquaya Institute, Safe Water Network, Netcentric Campaigns, Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), and Hilton foundation.

 

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