20th ANAM WASH Radio programme-Commemoration of 2020 Global Handwashing Day
The 20th edition of the ANAM WASH Radio programme was held on Anapua Fm the discussion focused on the Global Handwashing Day for 2020 under the theme “Hand Hygiene for All” to commemorate the day in the district. The importance of hand hygiene was emphasized especially through handwashing with soap and triggering lasting change from the policy-level to community-driven action. According to the Project Coordinating Officer The discussions highlighted the critical role hand hygiene plays in reducing diseases transmission especially in the current Covid-19 situation and citizens were reminded to take hand hygiene seriously and make it part of their everyday’s business. After the radio discussion, a demonstration to school pupils on proper handwashing was carried out at the Kenyasi No. 1 Methodist school.
Asutifi North District Holds Town Hall Meeting on progress of WASH masterplan implementation
On October 27, 2020 in Kenyasi, the Asutifi North district in collaboration with IRC Ghana organized a town hall meeting to provide updates on the progress of implementation of the WASH masterplan and received feedback from citizens on areas that are going well and others that require improvements. The annual town hall meeting platform enables citizens to directly engage with staff of the district assembly and ANAM partners to ask questions and demand accountability from duty bearers. The meeting brought together chiefs, queen mothers, Assembly members, Head of Departments, CSOs, CNHF Grantees, NGOs, Persons with Disability, service providers, market women, youth groups, and the media.
The District Chief Executive Hon. Anthony Mensah in his address at the meeting lauded the CNHF grantees and the people of Asutifi North District for collectively working to put the district on the path of progress towards realizing the 2030 vision of universal WASH services for everyone. The DCE announce that this is moving away from the construction of public latrines for communities to the facilitation of the construction household latrines through the Community Led Total Sanitation and Sanitation Marketing Models. In addition, the District Works Department will strictly enforce the building regulations by ensuring every new building will have a toilet in it.
Key updates on the masterplan implementation progress shared at the meeting included:
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