Public Services –Sanitation (SEK0010)
Action Plan: Sekondi-Takoradi Action Plan 2018-2020
Action Plan Cycle: 2018
Lead Institution: Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
Support Institution(s): Other involved actors Government Metropolitan Waste Management Officer, Sub Metropolitan District Councils Administrators, National Civic Communication Education Officer, Information Service Department Civil Society, Private Sector Institution: STMA - Citywide Settlement Upgrading Fund Designation: Project and Administrative Manager Name: Aziz Mahmoud Telephone: +233209056647 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Berea Social Foundation, Friends of the Nation, African Women International, Community Land and Development Foundation, Global Communities, Media and other relevant Local and International Organizations (eg World Bank, UNICEF)
Policy AreasLocal Commitments, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Sustainable Development Goals, Water and Sanitation
NO. 5: PUBLIC SERVICES –Sanitation
Implement the new model of collaboration between STMA and landlords to increase the coverage of household toilets
Name and contact information of responsible department/team
Institution: Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
Designation: Metropolitan Environmental Health Officer
Name: Abdul Karim Hudu
Other involved actors
Metropolitan Waste Management Officer, Sub Metropolitan District Councils Administrators, National Civic Communication Education Officer, Information Service Department
Civil Society, Private Sector
Institution: STMA - Citywide Settlement Upgrading Fund Designation: Project and Administrative Manager Name: Aziz Mahmoud Telephone: +233209056647 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Berea Social Foundation, Friends of the Nation, African Women International, Community Land and Development Foundation, Global Communities, Media and other relevant Local and International Organizations (eg World Bank, UNICEF)
Status quo or problem/issue to be addressed
Access to basic household toilet is a persistent sanitation challenge in most slum communities in the Metropolis. Currently, close to 70% of slum dwellers lack access to basic toilet facilities. Also, the nonexistence 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. As a result, STMA is ranked low (201st out of 216) in the 2017 District League Table3 (DLT) which is published by UNICEF Ghana and CDD-Ghana annually. The DLT looks at indicators in education, health, sanitation, water, security and governance. To address this situation, the Assembly in 2016, developed an OGP commitment on Sanitation to develop a new model of collaboration with landlords to increase the coverage of household toilets (and move away from public toilet usage as stated in updated STMA bylaws). Already, the Assembly and its CS partners have engaged with landlords and other key stakeholders on how to increase the household toilets coverage in various communities. The new model of collaboration and financing in delivering of household toilets in partnership with key stakeholders has been developed and registration of households for the pilot phase is ongoing.
Brief Description of Commitment
Implement the new model of collaboration4 between STMA and landlords to increase the coverage of household toilets developed under Subnational Action Plan I. The partnership with Landlords in the provision of household toilet facilities is part of a broader strategy to solicit citizens‟ involvement and contribution in the provision of basic services.
To increase the coverage of household toilets by 30% among slum communities within the Metropolis through partnership with Landlord/ Resident Associations by July 2020.
Way in which this commitment is relevant to further advancing OGP values of access to information, public accountability, civic participation, and technology and innovation for openness and accountability
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 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, civic participation and advancement of OGP‟s Thematic Priorities on Water and Sanitation. This will ultimately facilitate the enforcement of Sanitation by-laws and improve the living conditions of the citizenry. Also partnership is being 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. Ultimately, open defecation will be reduced if not eradicated in the Metropolis and STMA‟s rankings in the DLT will greatly improve.
Linkage to SDGs
Ensuring healthy lives, sustained management of water and sanitation and making human settlements more safe; making basic sanitary facilities available for citizens through the provision of household toilet facilities will advance the achievement of the under listed SDGs; Goal 3 (ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages), Goal 6 (ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all), Goal 10 (reduce inequality) and Goal 11 (make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable)
Verifiable and measurable milestones to fulfil the commitment
1. Review the developed strategy/model of collaboration under the first Local Action Plan
Oct. 2018 – Dec. 2018
2. The Metropolitan Assembly will intensify awareness creation on the need for household toilet
Staff time, airtime,
Jan. 2019 – Aug. 2020
3. Complete the compilation of data on the registration of households/landlords who do not have access to household toilets.
Oct. 2018 – Nov. 2018
4. Hold a stakeholder consultative meeting with the Land Lord Association, Metropolitan Assembly, civil society organizations, including STMACSUF and Global Communities to integrate the data collection results into the new model and develop an implementation plan. The Assembly should involve tenants during such meetings to ensure better understanding of issues that may arise
Staff time, Resource person, Audio visual equipment,
Jan. 2019 – Feb. 2019
5. Conduct a 3 month test of implementing the new model. The Metropolitan Assembly – together with landlord associations, CSOs, and Media – will test the strategy in four pilot communities (to be selected based on an analysis of “need and interest”) over a three month period.
Staff time, Support for piloted household toilet cost,
March 2019 – June 2019
6. Review and assessment. The Metropolitan Assembly will meet with landlord associations and other involved actors to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the new model (and how it has or has not helped to achieve the goal within our bylaws). Based on our assessment, we will develop a plan for replicating the model in other communities, or testing a new one.
July 2019 – Aug. 2020
Future Vision: To form an enduring partnership between key stakeholders for dialogue on the provision of social infrastructure.
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Public Service Delivery
SEK0008, 2018, Capacity Building
Access to Information
SEK0009, 2018, E-Government
Public Services –Sanitation
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Public Participation - Planning
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