The workshop was to kick-off the implementation activities of the GAMA project for 11 Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies of the
Deputy Minister of Local Government and
He said the five-year
He said sanitation was an important driver to the health, economic and social development of any nation, but it was unfortunate that despite the successes
"We are unable to provide such basic service as decent and hygienic household toilets. It is sad to note that less than one-fifth of our population have access to improved sanitation and about 20 percent of the population practice open defecation," he said.
He said "the situation is not hopeless, as there is growing commitment from government, development partners and indeed, all key sector players towards reversing the continuing deterioration of the sanitation condition".
He said water services, where distribution network exists are provided intermittently and only 10 percent of people in GAMA have sewerage which is often clogged and there is no treatment of waste water.
He said the government was committed to improving sanitation and water services and urged the private sector to collaborate and play a key role.
"Various cities in
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