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The District Chief Executive for Atiwa West in the Eastern Region, Isaac Akomaning Asamoah, has revealed plans by the Assembly to construct ultramodern water closet public toilets in 29 communities of the district. This is to help eradicate existing public toilets which are in very bad state.
This revelation was contained in his sessional address at the first ordinary meeting of the first session of the Atiwa West District Assembly held recently at the District Assembly Hall Complex. He disclosed that the Assembly is initiating these project in partnership with Ghana First, a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO).
“The inadequate and poor state of the existing public toilet facilities in the district is a sourse of worry to the Assembly, considering the health implications to members of the public.
“To reverse the trend, the Assembly has entered into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with Ghana First, a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) to construct modern public toilets (WC) in twenty-nine communities across the district,” he stated.
He said the Assembly under the arrangement will only provide the site for the construction work and the facilities would be powered by solar.
Isaac Akomaning Asamoah, appealed to the Assembly members to whip the interest of their electorates to provide toilet facilities in their household to help minimise the pressure on public toilets.
The DCE who is concerned with the sanitation issues within the district drew the attention of the gathering to the two dumping sites in the district located at Kwabeng Zone,
“Hon. Presiding, based on the general sanitation inspection conducted in the district during August, it has been observed that the two dumping sites at Kwabeng Zone are hilly and needs to be evacuated and levelled up as a matter of urgency to avert any possible epidemic outbreak of sanitation related disease as the seasonal rains have set in. The Assembly has therefore written to X’tra Gold Mining Company Limited for their assistance,” he stated.
The DCE, who has so far spent only two months in office, after the splitting of the Atiwa District Assembly into Atiwa West District Assembly and Atiwa East District Assembly by the local government ministry, it is yet to embark on a familiarization tour across the length and breadth of the district.
This he believes will provide him with the opportunity to communicate the Assembly’s planed programmes and policies to the community members and in returns to learn their concerns and needs.
Source: William Dei-Gyau || Ghananewsonline.com.gh