The government need to mobilise GH¢485 million to finance about 970,559 households who require some form of financing to own household latrines.This is based on the assumption that a basic improved latrine will cost GH¢500 per household. Research by a Ghanaian consulting firm, CDC Consult and presented at the National Basic Sanitation Forum in July indicated that 1.21 million households, forming 19.3 per cent of households in Ghana were without toilets.
Global Communities, an International Non-Governmental Organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and Duraplast Ghana, a plastic manufacturing company in Ghana has developed a plastic slab latrine they have christened “Digni Loo” to replace non-resilient wooden and unaffordable cement slaps currently being used in the construction of household latrines in most rural areas in Ghana.
The UNICEF Ghana Chief of WASH, Mr. David Duncan has advised WASH sector partners to share more information on WASH programme implementation in the rural areas which were yielding results in order to accelerate the process of scaling up Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) across the country.
Welcome to the Ghana WASH Digest! This is a periodical that seeks to highlight topical sector issues in order to influence dialogue and sector thinking. This first edition took a snap shot of the Ghana WASH sector and aspects of information shared on sector learning platforms over the 2017 period. The second edition (2019) focused on the changing financing landscape and the role of local government for citywide sanitation service delivery. The third edition (2020) will look at aspects of professionalizing small town water management systems for sustainable service delivery in Ghana.