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Manya Krobo District Assembly to tackle sanitation
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Regional News of Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Source: GNA

Manya Krobo District Assembly to tackle sanitation

Odumase Krobo, Aug. 04, GNA - The Manya Krobo District Assembly is to organize clean-up exercises every six weeks on Fridays to help keep the environment clean, Mr Isaac Agbo-Tetteh, the District Chief Executive, has said.

Addressing the first meeting of the third session of the assembly at Odumase Krobo on Monday, Mr Agbo-Tetteh said the measure was to ensure a clean and healthy environment.

He said the administration would provide logistic support to the cleanest community after periodic assessment in order to encourage them to sustain the programme.

Mr Agbo-Tetteh said the assembly was negotiating with landlords to secure a large parcel of land to be used as a disposal site for both solid and liquid waste.

He expressed worry that the district was not included in the second phase of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency project due to its inability to meet the criteria set by the donors. Mr Agbo-Tetteh said the officers who managed the District Water and Sanitation Team (DWST) office had not been paid their allowances for the past 30 months and that the assembly did not pay its counterpart fund either.

"Above all, we are indebted to the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA). We have lost greatly." He said he wanted to reverse the trend by resourcing the DWST to supervise wells and also to liaise with the Agency if it could be given other water and sanitation projects as and when the district secured additional funding.

On toilets, he said their mode of privatization appeared flawed and their management left much to be desired. Mr Agbo-Tetteh said in spite of attempts by some members of the community to personally handle the toilets, the assembly had to streamline the policy to provide the best of services for the people since their health was more important than the funds that would accrue to the business.

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