GAMA intensifies efforts on grievance redress mechanism
The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP)is engaging beneficiaries on the social accountability process to redress grievances.
The programme is aimed at ensuring greater participation and accountability of stakeholders in the project through consultations to enable the people to get the opportunity to raise issues affecting them.
Nana Danquah I, a consultant at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), made this known in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Weija in the Greater Accra Region.
He said the GAMA-SWP project funded by the World Bank was to increase access to improved sanitation and water supply in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Areas with emphasis on low income urban communities.
“It is also to strengthen management of environmental sanitation in the Greater Accra Region,” he said. He said the GAMA project would lay a foundation for a coordinated approach towards the provision of toilets and water supply services to schools and communities.
Nana Danquah said the project with support from the Government had subsidised 70 per cent of the cost while residents would pay only 30 per cent per the construction of every toilet in households.
He said 25 schools in the Ga South Municipality were to benefit from 18 toilet facilities. Mr Robert Ahordagbe, Presiding Member of the Assembly, urged the MLGRD to strategise to confront the environmental challenges facing the Municipality.
He said that was the only way to fully engage the people in activities that would benefit them. He lauded the reduction of the cost of toilets in the households from 50 to 30 per cent to enable the people to afford the payment.
Me Abdul Wahab, GAMA Project Officer of the Assembly expressed regret that out of more than 1000 households who registered only 29 had fully paid and asked the media to intensify education on the project.