21.03.2004 Regional News

WASAN organises workshop

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Kuntanase (Ash), March 21, GNA - The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (WASAN) has organised a two-day workshop for community water and sanitation volunteers in the Bosomtwe-Atwima-Kwanwoma district of Ashanti at Kuntanase.

The workshop was designed to equip the participants with the relevant knowledge in proper record keeping, efficient management of existing boreholes and how to plan for the construction of new ones in view of the increasing population.

They were also taught how to replace physical parts of the hand pumps and the need to educate their people to embrace the idea of household latrines.

Addressing the closing session on Friday, Mr Mark Tachie, the District Officer of WASAN, called on Ghanaians to develop proper maintenance culture to protect and ensure longer life span of infrastructure.

He regretted that due to improper maintenance, most projects in the various communities do not last long to serve the purpose for which they are provided.

Mr Tachie said looking at the state of the economy, developing a proper maintenance culture would save the country huge sums of money, which could be used to provide many more infrastructure to improve upon the living standard of the people.

He asked the people therefore, to develop efficient management practices and keep proper records of their activities to enable them to save enough funds towards the acquisition of new boreholes to meet the needs of the increasing the population.

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