TAMALE:District Assemblies urged to priortized WASH
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The Head of Policy and Partnership at Water Aid,Mr. Ibrahim Musah has underscored the importance of placing premium on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and support projects in the District Assemblies, as he pointed out that this could assist minimise extreme poverty.
He stated that in order to achieve the rest of the eight goals from Eradicating Extreme Poverty to Global Partnership for Development in the MDG’s, it was critical to give attention to the implementation of WASH.
This came up during a two-day review meeting organised by Water Aid which brought together District Planning Officers and Representatives of Civil Societies in Tamale.
Mr Musah noted that WASH was often found as an appendix in the budget of many District Assemblies adding that sometimes issues relating to WASH was not dealt in depth.
“Most people are ignorant that globally WASH is an issue of legal right but not a social essential service subject to availability of funds,” he said.
He therefore urged participants to educate the assembly members on the importance of WASH and support projects.