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The Jiso Naa Yili communal sanitation project began in 2014 which was initiated by the Ngan Wuni Savings Group together with People's Dialogue on Human Settlements (PDHS). It involves the construction and management of a six (6) seater multi-purpose communal sanitation facility for the Jiso Naa Yili community in the northern region of Ghana. The facility is meant to serve the slum community with a population of over two thousand three hundred (2,300) households of which just about fifteen percent (15%) have their own household toilets.Location: Jiso Naa Yili, Tamale, Ghana
A six seater multi-purpose communal sanitation facility in Jiso Naa Yili, Sagnarigu District, Ghana. The final architectural design and drawings have been produced, the Sagnarigu District Assembly (SDA) has selected a contractor through a tender process. Construction activities have been started and the moulding of bricks is underway.Community capacity:
The project development process, in particular the challenges faced, have presented many opportunities for learning. A lot of thinking, discussion and consultation with all stakeholders namely the community, PDHS, GHAFUP and SDA has been undertaken in a bid to find innovative ways to ovecome the challenges encountered and complete the project.Scale:
This project has extended and strenghtened the network of the Federation beyond Accra to other districts. PDHS and GHAFUP have held several consultation meetings on the project, especially in the area of securing land.Impact:
The availability of improved sanitation facilities will have a positive impact on the lives, specifically the health, of the project's beneficiaries.Finance: SDI Contributions:
SDI contributed US$51,730.00Resources Leveraged:
The Federation was able to secure an acre of land from the SDA. The SDA has also, using its own resources, fenced the land to fully secure and ward off any encroaches from the land.State Subsidy:
The State subsidy was in the form of land and a number of other resources that went towards securing the piece of land on which the facility is being constructed.Market Generated Returns:
None to date.Costs recovered from community:
None to date.
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Project information updated: 18 February 2016
Project in depth
The initial aim was to build a twenty-seater sanitation facility. However, due to the unanticipated depreciation of the Cedi against the dollar and the accompanying increase in the cost of materials resulted in the number of seats being revised downwards.
The site on which the project was initially to be located was changed due to a change in governance within the Traditional authority that was the custodian of the land. With continuous dialogue and consultation, the Sagnerigu District Assembly (SDA) assigned a new piece for the sanitation project.Community capacity:
The community, not just Federation members, is quite involved in the running of the project. They will also be involved in the management and running of the facility. Community members will be hired to collect daily user fees and to clean and maintain the place each day to make it attractive for users. A project management team consisting of Federation members, community members and Technical persons from the Assembly are overseeing the construction and commissioning phases of the project. After the commissioning, the Ghana Federation of the Urban Poor (GHAFUP) will be in charge of management whilst the Sagnarigu District Assembly will ensure adequate maintenance of the facility is undertaken.Scale:
The multi-purpose sanitation project is being piloted in Jiso Naa Yili, with prospects for scalability in other slum communities in Ghana.Impact:
The project will increase access to toilet facilities and hence improve health conditions of the community.Finance: SDI Contributions:
SDI contributed US$51,730.00 of which US$45,230.00 went towards capital expediture and the remaining US$6,500.00 went towards project-linked technical assistance.Resources Leveraged:
The Federation has secured an acre of land from the Sagnarigu District Assembly and is in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Assembly.Market Generated Returns:
Returns will be generated through fees to be charged for use of the facility. Users of the communal toilet will be a charged a fee between GHc0.40 – GHc0.70 per use. The income generated will be used to manage and maintain the facility as well as a leverage funds for similar slum upgrading projects.Costs recovered from community:
None to date as the facility is not operating yet. Once the facility is completed, costs will be recovered from the community through the user fees.