Nine communities in the Sunyani Municipality have been earmarked under the Community-Led Total Sanitation programme to benefit from the construction of 400 newly improved toilet facilities known as ‘Digni-Loo’, a plastic toilet technology.
The beneficiary communities include Mensakrom, Yeboahkrom, Johnsonkrom, Asamoakrom, Mamprusi, Yawmiri, Nwawasu, Kyeremekrom and Kyirimogya.
The programme forms part of the World Bank’s strategy for nations to achieve their sanitation target under the Sustainable Development Goals, through the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation project.
Disclosing this at an assembly meeting, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Madam Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson, explained that the project is expected to expand access to and ensure sustainable water supply and sanitation services in rural communities.
She said that the Sunyani Municipality was fortunate to be among the 66 districts and municipalities benefitting from the project in six regions across the country.
She stated that the main target of the project is to ensure improved sanitation, especially open defecation free, in the implementing communities.
The MCE appealed to assembly members whose communities are beneficiaries to encourage their electorate to make good use of the facility to improve upon the environmental sanitation of their respective communities.