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Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

Public Service - Sanitation (SEK0002)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Sekondi-Takoradi Action Plan 2018-2020, Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana Action Plan

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly

Support Institution(s): Community Development Officer, NCCE, Information Officer; Institution: STMA-CSUF (Lead CS) Designation: Administrative and Project Manger Name: Aziz Mahmoud Telephone:+233209056647 E-mail: maktub22115@gmail.com Friends of the Nation (FoN), Global Communities, Radio 360

Policy Areas

Infrastructure & Transport, Marginalized Communities, Public Service Delivery, Subnational, Water and Sanitation

IRM Review

IRM Report: NR

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: NR

Design i

Verifiable: NR

Relevant to OGP Values: NR

Potential Impact: NR

Implementation i

Completion: NR

Description

Issue to be addressed: Develop a new model of collaboration between STMA and landlords to increase the coverage of household toilets (and move away from public toilet usage as stated in updated STMA bylaws). The partnership with Landlords in the provision of household toilet facilities is part of a broader strategy to solicit citizen‟s involvement and contribution in the provision of basic services. Primary objective: Access to basic household sanitary facilities (toilets) is a lingering sanitation challenge in most slum communities in the Metropolis. Currently, close to 70% of slum dwellers lack access to basic sanitary facilities. Also, the non-existence of a strong platform for Landlords and STMA to collaborate in the provision of these basic facilities further worsens the situation where open defecation persists. Short description: To build a strong partnership with Landlord/ Resident Associations in the provision of household toilet facilities. OGP challenge: Of paramount importance to STMA is ensuring access to basic sanitary facilities. In this regard, as part of its Sanitation Bylaws, it is mandatory that every household must have a household toilet facility to curb perennial outbreaks of cholera and other communicable „toilet‟ related illnesses. In furtherance of this, the new model of collaboration with Landlords in two pilot-communities (to be selected based on an analysis of “need and interest”) in the provision of household toilets would promote an enduring partnership that would promote OGP values such as public accountability and civic participation on how best the bylaws could be enforced and reduce restraining forces of the intended change. Also partnership would be built between the Assembly, Landlords/Resident Associations and CSOs to explore innovative and appropriate toilets technologies as well as funding opportunities in the implementation of this commitment.


Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana's Commitments

  1. TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

    SEK0006, 2018, E-Government

  2. CIVIC PARTICIPATION & FISCAL TRANSPARENCY

    SEK0007, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Public Service Delivery

    SEK0008, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Access to Information

    SEK0009, 2018, E-Government

  5. PUBLIC SERVICES –Sanitation

    SEK0010, 2018, Public Participation

  6. Public Service-Security

    SEK0001, 2016, Capacity Building

  7. Public Service - Sanitation

    SEK0002, 2016, Infrastructure & Transport

  8. Fiscal Transparency

    SEK0003, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Public Participation - Private Sector

    SEK0004, 2016, Private Sector

  10. Public Participation - Planning

    SEK0005, 2016, Capacity Building