At a media briefings on Thursday, 8th July 2021, on a program dubbed “Time with the media and WASH NGOs”, it was disclosed that the Assembly has proudly exceeded its household toilet construction target of 13,632 to hit 17,002 representing 27% more than the 13,632 target over the project period.
This was the figure as of June, 2021 with about six(6) more months for the urban sanitation project, USP to exit. This intervention and success story are expected to translate into an improved containment and safe disposal mechanisms of faecal matter within the urban enclave of Tamale.
Discussing sustainability action plan, the Metropolitan coordinating Director, Mr Gilbert B Nuuri-Teg was happy to announce that the Assembly will continue to empower the EHSU particularly, the specially trained Environmental
Health Officers under the USP to rollout monitoring schedules and to maintain constant touch with key stakeholders from across the beneficiary communities including those from the beneficiary institutions. Such platforms hope to create opportunities to brainstorm on facility maintenance plan among others. He used the occasion to thank the unicef and the kingdom of the Netherlands for this huge intervention. Mr Gilbert was hopeful for a lot more collaborations between and among WASH NGOs, donor community and the Assembly to change the face of the metropolis in the area of water, sanitation and Hygiene,WASH.