Learn how Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly is implementing a liquid waste management strategy which will transform the livelihoods of this metropolitan area.
Progress up till date (reporting up till mid March)
- SC4Gh team has been constituted (Works, PRO, Planning, EHSU, TC Planning, DCD, Private Sector, Budget and Finance, WM) & meeting monthly.
- Implementation sub-committee – Advisory, Communication and Finance
- Partnerships created and MoUs signed – Venital Enterprise (to provide Biogas facility for crowded areas), Global Community (Institutional and HH toilets
- Re-enforced public education in target areas ongoing with positive feedback
- Successful training of 40 personnel in household inspection (best practices with guidelines developed and shared) – this has not happened in a long while.
- Regular school-based educational campaigns on sanitation and hygiene instituted with partners – Global Communities and SHEP (monthly programme)
- Political buy-in at the Metro level; leadership ready to support in any way;
- Engagement of the private sector in liquid waste management;
- Included sanitation activities in the composite budget and action plan
- General Assembly Adopted the District SC4Gh Proposal at a Meeting
- Generally very high prioritisation of sanitation (LWM) issues at the metro at this stage – “The Assembly has already procured phones for the baseline data collection, which is yet to take place” – Abu, Planner
The main challenge is the attitude of the community/public towards issues of sanitation.