What are the most significant changes in the MMDAs triggered by the SC4Gh implementation process? A media and progress monitoring exercise by IRC Ghana took place earlier this year.
Progress towards the achievement of the target for sanitation (currently 15% WHO/UNICEF JMP 2015) remains behind and thus adversely affects other SDG targets. It is for this reason that the Government of Ghana and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly (MMDAs) have embraced the urban sanitation prize initiative – Sanitation Challenge for Ghana (SC4Gh), to drive the change for improved results.
The media monitoring, which took place from February 15 to March 14, 2017 was focused documenting developments triggered by the SC4Gh in the MMDAs, and together with selected media interact with the local stakeholders to identify issues of relevance for media reportage – geared towards finding solutions for Ghana’s sanitation crisis.
The communication team mainly focused on identifying and documenting most significant changes in the MMDAs as a result of the SC4Gh implementation process. Briefing the media team the MMDAs outlined developments triggered by the SC4Gh and how they are positioning to deliver excellence in the implementation of the urban liquid waste management strategies.
You can check on the developments in the various MMDAs by following the links below.
- Atiwa District Assembly (Kwabeng)
- Kwahu East District Assembly (Abetifi)
- Ahanta West District Assembly (Agona Nkwata)
- Secondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA)
- Prestia Huni Valley District Assembly (Bogoso)
- Efutu Municipal Assembly (Winneba)
- Awutu Senya Municipal Assembly (Kasua)
- Accra Metropolitan Assembly (Accra)
- PRU District Assembly (Yeji)
- Offinso North District Assembly (Akumadan)
- Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (Kumasi)
- Mampong Municipal Assembly (Mampong)
- Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly (Ejisu)
- Savelugu Nantong Municipal Assembly (Savelugu)
- Kassena Nankana Municipal Assembly (Navrongo)
The MMDAs were impressed upon to consider the media as important allies in carrying out their educational and sensitisation campaigns. They were also encouraged to involve the media in their community engagements and durbars.