Sanitation and Water Resources Minister
February 16, 2023

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Cecilia Abena Dapaah has urged Members of Parliament to advocate for the provision of improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools.

And same in their constituencies, adding that Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) should invest in WASH facilities for the basic and secondary schools.

She made this remarks on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 when the Member of Parliament for Akim Oda Alexander Akwasi Acquah wanted to know efforts being made to improve toilet facilities in various schools in the country, more especially his constituency, where all the basic schools do not have hygienic places of convenience.

Akim Oda MP

But the Minister in her response asserts that the primary responsibility for the provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools lies with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the Ministry of Education. She, however, stated that “the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources will continue to advocate for adequate provision and proper management of WASH facilities in schools as a means of helping to eradicate open defecation and provide sanitation for all”.

And further pointed out that the Ministrys effort to eradicate open defecation and provide sanitation for all, involves the collaboration with the MMDAs and the Ministry of Education to provide and maintain these WASH facilities in schools.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/