World Vision Ghana and officials from the Asutifi North District collaborated on a site visit to assess the progress of the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects in the Asutifi North Ahonidie Mpuntuo (ANAM) initiative. The team began their assessment at Atwedie in Kenyasi No. 3 and inspected both ongoing and completed projects at the systems implemented by Safe Water Network in Kenyasi No. 1.
During the site visits, the team inspected various water and sanitation facilities, including solar-powered water systems, toilets, and hand washing facilities in Atwedie, standpipes in the D/A Girls Cluster of schools at Kenyasi No. 2, and community-based standpipes in Kenyasi No. 1. The team also visited Safe Water Network's water systems in Kenyasi No. 1, where Kwasi Peprah, the Project Lead, explained that five standpipes had been installed to serve 7,000 people and 500 households in the short term, with a long-term goal of serving up to 12,000 people.
World Vision USA's Senior WASH Manager commended the Atwedie community for cooperating in the WASH project implementation.
NanaAdu Gyamfi, the chief of Atwedie, expressed gratitude on behalf of his community for the WASH Initiative. He mentioned that World Vision Ghana had helped his community by constructing a new mechanized water system and repairing malfunctioning boreholes. Additionally, Water and Sanitation
Management Teams were established to manage the water systems. He highlighted the significant benefits of having their borehole renovated and the provision of a new mechanized water system for the community. Nana Adu Gyamfi further indicated that proceeds from water sales were used to start the construction of a maternity block for the community health center and requested additional
support to complete the project.
The ANAMWASH initiative started in 2017. The goal is to ensure that every individual in the district has access to WASH services. The initiative also promotesthe sustainable management of waterresources in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6. Partners of the initiative include the Asutifi North District Assembly, World Vision International, IRC Ghana, Safe Water Network, Netcentric Campaigns, Aquaya Institute, and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. During the visit, the team met with chiefs, opinion leaders, and health workers to discuss the project's impact and sustainability. The team also made recommendations to address shortfalls they observed during the site visit.