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Ghana still not beyond aid as parliament approves $125 million sanitation loan

Ghana’s Parliament has officially approved a $125-million loan agreement between the government of Ghana and the World Bank to cushion the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GSWP).

The sanitation project is expected to provide access to improved sanitation condition for about 252,000 citizens who reside in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area (GKMA).

The loan’s main purpose is to construct  42,000 household lavatories — 30,000 in the GKMA and 12,000 in the GAMA.

Each eligible household will be dashed with 70 per cent support up to  $600 equivalent to GH¢3,500 to construct thier own toilet facilities.

The massive sewerage project will be completed within a maximum of four years.

The improvement and expansion of wastewater and faecal sludge collection, transportation and treatment will be considered in this project.

The loan agreement was presented to the House by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, on behalf of the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, yesterday.

Source: Gossips24.com 

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