An international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Plan International Ghana, has held its annual stakeholders sharing and learning outcomes on RWASH Project at the eastern regional capital, Koforidua.
The RWASH Project which according to the Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan Ghana, Mr. Kofi Adade Debrah was a continuity of the IWASH Project seek to serve two critical aspects of water nourishing life, sanitation and hygiene taking care of the waste aspect of bio-metabolism.
Welcoming participants, staffs and other dignitaries at the conference, Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan Ghana, Mr. Adade Debrah reminded them that proper implementation of a project over time has shown that it requires a strong monitoring and evaluation regime that ensures indicators of measurement are duly satisfied towards realization of its goals.
“This is necessary because what gets measured gets done and in the case because Plan Ghana wants to be a leader in program design and implementation to generate the needed evidence based data to influence government policy and advocate for greater impact” he said.
“Let us be mindful that Plan International Ghana’s interventions are done to best of its quality and this has been well attested by participants at the just ended Mole Conference exhibition that came off in Accra,” Mr. Adade Debrah added.
He therefore admonished participants who were drawn from government, Civil Society Organisations, some community members from RWASH Project implementing areas and the media to leverage on the successes of the RWASH Project to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) challenges across the country.
The RWASH Project has so far contributed immensely to the provision of portable drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene both in schools, public places and individual homes in the implementing communities.
The Project has so far contributed to an improved source of water of 86% for the eastern region, 93% and 65% respectively for the Central and Volta regions.
With issue of sanitation and hygiene, the project has again contributed to 65% improved sanitation. According to Ghana Statistical Service, 2018 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS2018) the sanitation achievement levels in regions differs.
For instance eastern region had achieved 82% improved sanitation while Central and Volta regions had a score of 66% and 48% respectively for the Central and Volta regions.
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