Mr. Graham Sabbah, the Project Coordinator for the One-House-One Toilet Project has revealed that the project, a collaboration between the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the World Bank, has constructed 4,500 out of the total 19,000 projected to be constructed by year 2020.
In an exclusive interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Mr. Sabbah said, they are looking forward to construct 6,600 toilets by June 2018.
He explained, it is expected that 10 persons will use one toilet facility. So when you do the tabulation, you will realize that, we have removed over 45,000 people from open defecation.
The cost of the facility is GHȻ4,000 and the AMA through the World Bank pays half the price (GHȻ2,000). Beneficiaries, who were initially requested to pay the remaining balance of GHȻ2000 per toilet, would now pay only GHȻ1100 to have the facility.
The One Household-One Toilet Project, which aims to eradicate open defecation in the city, has been launched at Town Council Line in Accra.
He encouraged landlords to embrace the project so they can have access to affordable toilet facilities which would in turn help eradicated open defecation.
‘’Government is paying for 70 per cent of the total cost. So I will encourage landlords to embrace the project before we run out of cash. If we exhaust the money allocated for this project, you would have to pay GHc4, 000 for the toilet. But through the efforts of government and the World Bank, you will pay GHc1, 100,’’ he appealed.