The Catholic Relief Service (CRS) in collaboration with Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly has launched a citywide sanitation plan to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices in the municipality in the Northern Region.
The citywide sanitation plan highlighted the sanitation challenges in the area as well as sought to strengthen the collaboration of sanitation sector players to address those challenges.
Mr Richard Agbo Ntibrey, Senior Project Officer at CRS, who spoke during the launch at Sagnarigu, said the plan would facilitate effective coordination, enhance collaboration, adequate planning and provide a reference document for the management of urban sanitation in the area to achieve safe, adequate, equitable, and sustainable sanitation for everyone.
He said the plan would also pay special attention to the needs of the poor, marginalised, women and girls in the area.
He noted that it would also improve the safe management of human waste along the entire sanitation chain, effective resource recovery and re-use and use of diverse technical solutions as part of the key service delivery outcomes.
Mr Ahmed Yakubu Mohammed, Municipal Chief Executive for Sagnarigu, expressed the Assembly’s commitment to supporting development partners to improve the WASH situation in the municipality.
He appealed to stakeholders to support the Assembly to mobilise financial resources to incorporate long-term planning, technical innovation, and institutional reforms to provide adequate and sustainable financing for WASH services.