To reduce the current prevalence of cholera and water related health issues in the country, the Department of Chemistry of University of Cape Coast [UCC] has taken the initiative to organize a five-day workshop to train representatives from various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies on Monitoring and Evaluation of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Systems (Wash).
Speaking with ATLFM News at the opening session of the workshop, the project coordinator of the workshop, Dr. Peter Appiah Obeng, stated the workshop themed, Gender-Sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation of Wash Activities and Services, is aimed at ensuring a pro-gender policy framework to the interest of women.
According to him, the biological makeup of women makes them more inconvenienced than men when there is water crisis, hence the need to ensure an enhanced water and sanitation system with more consideration to the interest of women.
He added that, the workshop is also to ensure continuous evaluation and monitoring of water and sanitation related issues in the various MMDAs to ensure that adequate outputs are accrued from investments made in the areas of water sanitation and hygiene.
Participating in the workshop are representatives from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Sunyani Municipal Assembly and Abura Aseibu KwamanKese [AAK] District.
These representatives, at the end of the workshop, are expected to work in collaboration with the university to ensure proper evaluation and monitoring of sanitation systems in their various MMDAs.
The opening session was held at the Sasakawa Conference Centre of University of Cape Coast on Monday.
See photos from the workshop below:
Source : ATL FM NEWS