A joint team of officers from World Vision International and Asutifi North District’s on Monday, 7th February, 2022 visited WASH project under the Asutifi North Ahonidie Mpuntuo (ANAM) initiative.
The visit which began at Atwedie in Kenyasi No. 3 through to Safe Water Network’s work station in Kenyasi No. 1 offered officers the opportunity to monitor and evaluate the progress of ongoing and undertaken projects and engage leaderships of selected beneficiary Communities and Institutions on their impact and sustainability.
ANAMWASH Initiative was began in 2017 in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 to ensure every individual in the district has access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in an environment where water resources are managed sustainably.
The Initiative has Asutifi North DistrictAssembly, World Vision International, IRC Ghana, Safe Water Network, Netcentric Campaigns, Aquaya Institute, and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention as partners.
Meeting with chiefs, opinion leaders and health workers at Atwedie, Mr. Bismark Norgbe, Senior WASH Manager at World Vision USA, commended the Chief and people for their cooperation towards the WASH projects implementation. “The reports we are furnished with over the years indicate that things are duly flourishing in the Kenyasi No. 3 (Atwedie) Community and we are grateful”, he said.
He also expressed World Vision’s willingness to complement the current efforts to make the current goals successfully achievable. Nana Adu Gyamfi, chief of Atwedie expressed appreciation to the team on behalf of himself and his people for the implementation of the WASH Initiative in their community, school and health center.
“With regards to water resource services, the benefit is remarkable. World Vision constructed a mechanized system for the Community and renovated the boreholes which were malfunctioning, constituted and trained Water & Sanitation Management Teams to oversee the regulation and administration of the WASH systems”, he stated.
He added that proceeds from the pay as you fetch model of water sales has beendirected to the commencement of construction of a maternity block for their community health center and asked for assistance toward that effort if possible.
At Safe Water Network’s work station in Kenyasi No. 1, Kwasi Peprah, Project Lead of Safe Water Network explained that five stand pipes have been set for the meantime under the system.
“It is projected to serve 7,000 people and 500 households in the short term. The target is to serve up to 12,000 people in the long term”, he added.
Mr.Bismarck Norgbe expressed joy in seeing progress of the work being done. The team also made recommendations where shortfalls were observed.
Other facilities visited were Solar System station, household standpipes, Toilet and hand washing facilities at Atwedie, stand pipes at D/A Girls Cluster of schools at Kenyasi No. 2, and Community based standpipes in Kenyasi No. 1.