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World Bank funds projects in Central Region

The World Bank is funding the construction of fifty-eight latrines with hand washing facilities for selected schools in the Effutu Municipality. The project, which is being executed through the International Development Authority’s Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project, is valued at GH¢ 287,548 and it is expected to be completed within six months.
Speaking at handing over ceremonies at separate construction sites, Mr Henry Franklin Asangsah, Central Regional Chief Water and Sanitation Engineer, said the project is designed to help address sanitation concerns in schools. He said sixteen districts including the Effutu Municipality are beneficiaries of the programme in the Central Region and commended the municipal authorities for being the first to commence work. Mr Asangsah also urged the relevant authorities of the Assembly to pay regular visits the sites to see the progress of work being done.
Nii Ephriam, Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, thanked the World Bank and all stakeholders who in diverse ways contributed for the Municipality to benefit from the programme. He appealed to the management of the beneficiary schools to remain patient as work progresses on the project and urged them to provide the needed assistance to facilitate the work of the contractors.
Mrs Hilder Eghan, Effutu Education Director, expressed her appreciation to the World Bank and to the Effutu Assembly for their support to schools in the area. She said the completion of the project would help address the sanitation challenges facing the beneficiary schools adding that her outfit would ensure the regular maintenance of the facilities. Safe-Guard Officers were also selected at the various ceremonies and they are to feed the Assembly with the progress of work at the construction sites.


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