There shouldn’t be a turf war between Sanitation and Local Gov’t Ministries - Dan Botwe
Minister-designate for Local Government and Rural Development, Dan Kwaku Botwe has said there should not be a turf war between the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and the Ministry he is yet to occupy on who should control waste management in the districts.

Date Created : 2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/

According to him, the two Ministries should be able to work together to tackle waste management at the various local Assemblies.

Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, a former Ranking Member of the Local Government Committee during the vetting of Dan Botwe on Monday, February 15, 2021 pointed out that, “Sanitation and Water Resources Ministry is creating problems with environmental sanitation at the Assembly level”, and wanted to know if the Minister-designate would ask the President to re-visit the issue putting sanitation under Local Government because of the gap it has created?”

But Mr. Botwe said Ministries should exist to help the president formulate policies, and at the end of the day he pointed out that they have to work together, despite pointing out that the Sanitation Ministry might not have a desk in the Regions and districts.