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Apex Bank together with the Environmental Sanitation and Health Directorate of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, UNICEF and the Netherlands Embassy in Ghana have jointly launched the innovative and affordable loan scheme project for the construction of household toilets in the urban areas.
The project, which is expected to cost about $600,000 will provide households in three Municipalities like Ashiaman, Ho and Tamale with toilet facilities.
They would lend the loan to individuals to enable them construct toilets in their various homes.
Addressing participants, the managing Director of the Bank, Kojo Mattah expressed appreciation to the partners for the trust imposed in the Bank to undertake such project.
He said, based on the banks expertise and experience in the under-served segment in society that has led to UNICEF, WASH and the ministry settling on them as the implementation bank.
“We the Apex Bank believe that based on our expertise and closeness to the under-served segments of the society that the UNICEF, WASH and the ministry settled on us as the implementation Bank for the project,” he noted.
He said, the toilets would be constructed in two faces.
Mattah argued that the bank is confident of undertaking such projects. He assured partners that the funds would strictly be used for the intended purpose and for the benefit of the beneficiaries.
Currently, the sanitation fund is being rolled out in the three Assembly areas across the country, namely, Ashiaman, Ho and Tamale. UNICEF will build the capacity of the RCBs and MMDAs to ensure the smooth implementation of the project.
Source: Nii Aflah Sackey