The planning workshop ended today with a call on critical stakeholders along the sanitation service chain to ensure greater collaborated efforts at improving water security and overall sanitation service delivery in the greater Tamale area, involving Tamale metropolis and Sagnerigu Municipality. The workshop was organized by the Catholic Relief Services, CRS- Ghana, a development partner working in the metropolis and beyond.
Participants included officials in senior management positions from across the 2 sister assemblies in the greater Tamale area as well as Northern Regional Coordinating Council.
Other stakeholders at the workshop were media partners, NGOs and CBOs, sanitation service providers, among others.
The workshop created a platform for stakeholders to make inputs to develop a comprehensive city-wide inclusive sanitation plan which ultimately provides opportunities to address water security and overall sanitation challenges facing the project districts. Data on the sanitation situation in the project districts was projected on screen to guide the process. Participants were subsequently put in groups to respond to the various themes shared on the subject.
In a statement to open the workshop, the deputy coordinating director for the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Mr Abdul-Aziz Jarfar who stood in for the MCD, underscored the important role coordinated activities of the sanitation subsector players, can do to change the face of the greater Tamale area.