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BAWKU: Sanitation committee inaugurated
To ensure good sanitation, a seven member Municipal Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee (MIACC) was on Tuesday inaugurated in the Bawku Municipality.
The members include representatives of the Community Development Agency, Ghana Health Service, the Red Cross and the Municipal Assembly.
Others are the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, Ghana Education Service and Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The Committee was charged to ensure the running of a program dubbed Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) which is to ensure the provision of portable drinking water, clean environment and the promotion of environmental hygiene in the area.
Mr Dramani Imurana, Assistant Director in-charge of Human Resource of the Assembly who chaired the committee, said tackling the challenge of poor sanitation in the area was a paramount concern to the Committee.
He said environmental health was a major priority to the Assembly and that it was committed to ensuring the promotion of good sanitation in the area for the wellbeing of the people.
Mr Emmanuel Nyaaba, Municipal Environmental Health and Sanitation Officer, said while the millennium development goals targeted 54 per cent improvement in sanitation in the year 2012, the area had achieved only 14 per cent so far.
He said some of the challenges facing the environmental health sector included fuel for vehicles to help dispose-off waste and logistics to manage the waste in the area.
Mr Nyaaba said as a result of the conflict in the area, no developmental partner or NGOs were interested in working in the area and called for assistance from all friends of the environment.
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