"822,000 Persons Have Benefitted From 103,149 Toilet Facilities Constructed Nationwide" - Prez
President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that some eight hundred and twenty-two thousand (822,000) persons have benefitted from the construction of one hundred and three thousand, one hundred and forty-nine (103,149) toilet facilities for vulnerable households in towns and villages nationwide.
According to him, this has helped in the country's efforts at ending open defecation.
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Delivering his 2021 State of the Nation Address, he said "Our efforts at ending open defecation has received a boost with the construction of one hundred and three thousand, one hundred and forty-nine (103,149) toilet facilities for vulnerable households in towns and villages across the country, under the Household and Institutional Toilet Programme"
He added that a cumulative result of this has been that some eight hundred and twenty-two thousand (822,000) persons have benefitted nationwide whiles some five thousand, five hundred communities have also been declared open defecation free.
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Speaking on Sanitation, President Akufo-Addo said "Mr. Speaker, our quest to ensure an improved sanitation system across the country was bolstered last year by the commencement of construction of sixteen (16) integrated recycling and solid waste processing facilities"
He hinted that all sixteen (16) facilities will be completed before the end of the year.
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President Akufo-Addo told the house that the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project and the Water Supply Improvement Project of the Ghana-Spain Debt Swap Development Programme has been completed.
"In September 2020, I joined the people of Amedzofe, Ziope, Akpokope/Batume Junction, Matse, Dzolo Gbogame, and surrounding communities to commission the five (5) Piped Water Supply Systems under the Project" he stressed.
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He also noted that concrete preparatory works have also commenced on a number of water supply projects across the country, including the Wenchi Water Supply Project, Keta Water Supply Project, Five Districts Water Supply Scheme Phase 3, Tamale Water Supply Project, Damongo Water Supply Project, and Yendi Water Supply Project.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith