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Accra Metropolitan Assembly provides sanitation facilities to some schools in the metropolis 

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has handed over twenty four sanitation facilities worth GH¢4,873,000 to some basic schools in the metropolis.

 

The schools are Osu Salem 5 Primary school, Osu St. Barnabas Primary School, Independence 1&2 Primary School, Farisco Cluster of Schools, Ayalolo Cluster of schools, Dr. FV Nanka Bruce Junior High School (JHS), Korle-Gonno RC Boys, Mamprobi 1 (M1) / Socco Cluster of Schools), Accra New Town 4&11 Primary Schools, Accra New Town 6&8 Primary Schools and Unity Cluster of Schools.

 

The rest are Kwashieman Cluster of schools, Darkuman JHS, Shiayennor 1&2, Shiayennor A&B JHS,Kwame Nkrumah Memorial JHS, Abossey Okai Cluster of Schools,Kaneshie West 1&2 Cluster of Schools, Mateheko RC Cluster of Schools, Dzorwulu JHS,Kanda Cluster of Schools, La-Balawashie Presby Cluster of Schools, Maamobi Prisons Cluster of Schools as well as Kaneshie kingsway 1&2 Primary & JHS.

 

The facilities, which are disability friendly, come with toilet cubicles, changing room for girls, refuse holding bay with bins, urinal, and hand washing bays as well as water supply and storage facilities.

 

The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, in a key note address said the commissioning of the facilities was clear manifestation of the Assembly's commitment   to making Accra one of the cleanest cities in Africa as declared by the President a year ago.

 

Funded by the World Bank, the facilities will deal with the problem of open defecation and other health risks that may lead to infectious diseases like diarrhoea and cholera.

 

He noted that as part of efforts to arrest the insanitary conditions in the city, urgent steps were being taken by government, led by the Assembly, to change the negative story of the city.

 

"Today we can say on authority that Accra has no problem in the discharging of liquid waste because we have an excess capacity that will receive and treat the liquid waste," he said.

 

The Mayor also touched on Accra's Sustainable Greening and Beautification Project, which was recently launched, and urged all to rally behind the Assembly programmes to ensure a clean Accra.

 

The Metro Director of Education, Madam Margaret Frimpong-Kore, in a welcome address expressed appreciation to the Assembly for the support. She pointed out that the facilities would go a long way to discourage girl absenteeism in the schools as well as alleviate diseases caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water.

 

Source: AMA (PR Unit)