According to him, the reason for sanitation lagging behind water in the MGD targets is because the water sub sector seems to have attained a level of coordination that is laudable. He stated for instance that because of compliance to laid down procedures regarding the strategy of operation, an organization or group of people cannot construct a borehole at any location of their choice. They seek and obtain the necessary approval unlike the sanitation sub sector. He cited the Subzugu-Tatale example of a group of people constructing a toilet facility without the knowledge and approval of the District Assembly of that area.
He entreated Districts Assemblies to “sit up” to prevent uncoordinated manner of implementing strategies as it hinders their mandate and impede the progress of their work. This way, any organization or group that visits any community in their district will do proper consultation before implementation. He advised all stakeholders to support the implementation of the sanitation strategy in order to improve environmental sanitation practices and to move sanitation up the ladder; and also improve harmonization and coordination that the sub-sector seeks to achieve.
Mr. Quansah made these submission at the session on“financing options for Latrine: credit for sanitation community level financing for sanitation/CLTS Models hybrid in sanitation financing”at the Mole XXIII conference currently ongoing in Tamale.