KMA partners African Water Association to improve sanitation

The Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is partnering with the African Water Association (AfWA) to implement the City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation Project.

The Project aims to achieve universal access to improved sanitation, taking into consideration the safe management of all human waste produced throughout the sanitation value chain.

Mr Samuel Pyne, the Mayor of Kumasi, said the Project would make Kumasi the second-largest city to access grants from donors, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Agency for International Development ().

This will empower the KMA to invest in improved off-site sewer treatment systems and on-site faecal sludge treatment plants.

To this end, the Asafo Sewer Treatment System would be upgraded to become a plant for the generation of biogas to be sold to the public for job creation and sustainable income.

Mr Pyne, who was addressing the first ordinary meeting of the third session of the Eight Assembly, held at the Prempeh Assembly, Kumasi, also hinted that the Liquid Waste Treatment Pond would be expanded.

The agenda is to efficiently treat faecal sludge to serve as a source of input for the manufacturing of organic fertiliser and coolant for car engines as was being done in the Dakar Liquid Waste Treatment Plant in .

The Assembly, according to the Mayor, plan to build dignified, clean and hygienic private toilets for over 20,000 households.

The meeting discussed among others, the development plans of the KMA, the blueprint for the pursuance of the Assembly's agenda and a benchmark to assess the level of achievements.

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