On November.17, 2017 in Accra, Hon. Kofi Adda, Ghana’s Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources commended the Sanitation Challenge for Ghana (SC4Gh) team for their innovative approach towards improving urban sanitation in Ghana.
“Corporate Ghana is grateful for your (SC4Gh team) support and innovative approach towards improving urban sanitation in Ghana. Government will commit more resources to scale up the process” Hon. Kofi Adda said.
The Minister met the team, comprising of IMC Worldwide, IRC Ghana and Maple Consult and ITAD, when he briefly stopped over at the SC4Gh Baseline Verification report validation workshop for the 17 competing Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Accra.
Interacting with the team in an informal atmosphere, the Minister reassured the team of his personal commitment and that of the government. On their side, the SC4Gh team members expressed their excitement about the unannounced visit but wished he could stay longer.
Mr. Adda did not leave without saying a word to the participating MMDAs. He commended them for the hard work and urged them to continue the efforts towards the ultimate award and cleaner districts. He indicated he was just passing by and that he was following the competition closely.
It will be recalled that the minister opened the first SC4Gh Learning and Practice Convening (LPC) session and also launch the SC4Gh prize for the private sector and non-state actors in July 2017.
With the current demonstration of personal interest at the ministerial level, coupled with the recent presidential launch of the national sanitation campaign, the hope is that the SC4Gh will not only continue to attract high level political attention but receive a boost in terms of commitment to the implementation of sanitation strategies, especially liquid waste management in Ghana.