Learn how Atiwa District Assembly is implementing a liquid waste management strategy which will transform the livelihoods of this district.
Progress up till date (reported up til mid March)
- The Assembly is seeking PPP arrangement to construct biogas plant
- Opinion leaders and stakeholders at the project areas (Anyinam and Moseaso) have openly accepted the project and willing to fully participate in the implementation
- The project communities (Anyinam and Moseaso) are being sensitize with feedback indicating full acceptance at registration of household latrine beneficiaries on-going
- Registered public basic schools for the provision of school KVIP latrines
- Identified latrine artisans, excavators and innovators
- Acquired 7.5 acre land for sanitation activities
- Included sanitation activities in the composite budget and action plan
- General Assembly adopted the District SC4Gh Proposal at a meeting
- The Assembly readily accepted to fund the participation of the team in the SC4Gh inception workshop of September 15
- The Assembly also readily committed time to meet with the Baseline Verification Agent and the Mid-term reviewer and progress monitoring team.
The main challenge of the District is in the area of resource mobilisation; the delay in the release of Duapa Award money was also identified to have slowed down the implementation process. The absence of the DCEs was also cited in the slow implementation processes.
The Atiwa District Assembly is one of the District Assemblies in the Eastern Region of Ghana, it was granted its present status by the Legislative Instrument (LI) 1784 of 2004. It was carved from the then East Akim District Assembly now East Akim Municipal Assembly, in the year 2004. Its Capital is Kwabeng which is situated at the foot of the Atiwa Range. The Atiwa District which covers a total area of 2,950 square kilometers is one of the twenty-one Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Lying between longitudes O° 3 West and O° 50 East and latitudes 6° 10 North and 6° 30 North.
The District is bounded on the North by Kwahu West and Kwahu South Districts, on the North-East by the Fanteakwa District, East Akim to the South-East, Kwaebibrim to the South and Birim North to the West. The strategic location of Atiwa District, sharing boundaries with districts that are famous in agricultural production, provides an opportunity to develop agro processing facilities to make use of raw materials from these areas. The large area under the jurisdiction of the District has implication for many small settlements whose population may not measure up to the population threshold for provision of certain socio-economic infrastructure. And being a relatively new district it may also require enough financial resources to be able to close the infrastructure gap. The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 110,662 with 54,671 males and 55,951 females.