Winners announced!

Final award ceremony of the Sanitation Challenge for Ghana took place the 24th of July 2019 in the Marriott Hotel, Accra. The Grand Dignified City Award event brought the competition to a celebratory end.

Metropolitan and Municipal Assembly Category

1st winner – Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly  – £400,000
2nd winner – Effutu Municipal Assembly – £225,000
3rd winner – Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly £125,000

District Assembly Category

1st winner – Nanumba North District Assembly – £285,000
2nd winner – Kwahu East District Assembly – £150,000

Special Prizes

Strong community engagement  – Prestea Huni Valley Municipal Assembly – £25,0000
Strong financial commitment
– Offinso North District Assembly – £25,0000
Great demonstration of disability inclusion
 – Savelugu Municipal Assembly – £25,0000
Dedicated leadership commitment 
– Kassena Nankana Municipal Assembly – £25,0000

Private Partner Prizes

TRiMark Aquaculture Centre – US$100,000
Clean Team Ghana Limited – US$60,000
Nanumba North Youth Parliament – US$35,000

Special Prizes (Private Partners)

Live Right Ghana – US$10,000
Afram Plains Development Organisation – US$10,000
TREND US – $10,000

Transforming livelihoods of Ghana’s urban centres

The Sanitation Challenge for Ghana challenges Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies in Ghana to team up with their citizens, innovators and solvers to design and implement liquid waste management strategies to transform the livelihoods of Ghana’s urban centres.

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Facing the challenge

Ghana’s sanitation coverage stands at 15%. Sanitation has been structurally underfunded and less prioritised. To put sanitation on the agenda and encourage local politicians to prioritise and invest in sanitation, the Sanitation Challenge for Ghana was launched.

GBP 1.43 million for the best sanitation strategies



In 2016 Duapa Award recognised 21 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies for their urban liquid waste management strategies. Three District Assemblies received an award of up to 75,000 GBP.  The Dignified City Award will be awarded in June 2019.

Key Challenge moments



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