Plan Int.Ghana launches €2,247,500 RWASH project to tackle water and Sanitation problems Plan Int.Ghana launches €2,247,500 RWASH project to tackle water and Sanitation problems
Plan International Ghana has launched “Rural Water,Sanitation and Hygiene(RWASH) Project in Koforidua,Eastern Regional Capital on Tuesday November 6,2018.   The Project will be implemented... Plan Int.Ghana launches €2,247,500 RWASH project to tackle water and Sanitation problems

Plan International Ghana has launched “Rural Water,Sanitation and Hygiene(RWASH) Project in Koforidua,Eastern Regional Capital on Tuesday November 6,2018.

 
The Project will be implemented in 36 communities in Eastern,Central and Volta Regions of Ghana in the next three(3) years.
 
In other to diligently implement the project,a three -day start-Up workshop has been organized for stakeholders in the implementation chain.

Cross section of participants

 
The Workshop is being attended by beneficiary District Chief Executives , representatives of various beneficiary communities, project partner organizations,Selected members of the media ,Environmental health officers, among others
 
The €2,247,500 German National Office funded project which officially started in August 1,2018 will end in October 20,2021.
 
The Project ,according to the Business Development Manager of Plan International Ghana, Joseph Appiah, is to increase access to safe, affordable and sustainable drinking water to at least 32,333 beneficiaries paying attention to vulnerable girls in the beneficiary communities.
 
He added that, Project is again targeted at increasing access to  Gender friendly facilities and hygiene promotion and also influence gender WASH Policy development and implementation at district and National level by 2021.
 

From left is Annika,Appiah and Debrah

 
The Eastern Regional Manager of Plan International Ghana, Kofi Adade Debrah
said the Project would complement government’s responsibility to the achievement of the sustainable Development Goal 6 which enjoins the government  to ensure  healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages.
 
The Project Officer for Plan International-Latin America/Asia,Annika Malinowski who represented German National Office ,was hopeful the project would help to improve health condition of residents in the beneficiary communities and improve  academic performance of students.
 
RWASH project is being carried out by Plan International after successful implementation of  a German National Office  €1million funded  Integrated Water ,Sanitation and Hygiene Project (IWASH) which officially ended on September 15,2018 after three years of implementation in twenty (20) communities in the Eastern and Volta regions in which 17 out of 20 beneficiary communities achieved open defecation free during the implementation of the Project with significant improvement to access to potable drinking water and improved toilet facilities as well as capacity building.