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Ghana's Government commitss to increasing access to improved sanitation

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Recent data indicates that only 15 per cent of Ghanaians have access to improved sanitation. In a speech read for him by Mr Baba Jamal, the Deputy Minister, at the launch of the scaling up of the Community-Led Sanitation programme to the Eastern and Brong Ahafo regions at Suhum, Ghana’s Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Mr Oppong-Fosu said the government is committed to achieving the MDG target, which requires the country to halve the population without access to improved sanitation. He said the Ministry in July 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Results-Based Financing (RBF) organizations for the provision of sanitation and hygiene at the community level. The RBF include six community based organizations and is tasked with the mandate of implementing the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programme to improve sanitation and hygiene at the districts level.

Read more in the Ghana News Agency, 13th August 2013

Date: 14 August 2013
Country: 
Ghana