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40,000 to be employed as sanitation officers-Govt

The ministry’s programme Officer of the environmental health and sanitation directorate, Mr. kweku Quansah said, the officers will work under the supervision of environmental health officers to assist the enforcement of sanitation bye-laws.

The workshop was meant to coordinate stakeholders’ ideas on sanitation management.

The meeting was also used to launch a new knowledge-sharing platform dubbed: “Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.”

Mr. Quansah said the ministry would additionally roll out a five-year strategic plan aimed at resolving waste management challenges in the country.

Mr. Quansah stated that the government would continue to collaborate with the private sector to address the sanitation challenges facing the country.

He added that the sector handled about 80 per cent of waste management services in the country.

Mr. Ibrahim Musah, who was a facilitator of the programme urged the government to create the necessary conditions to tackle sanitation challenges.

Stakeholders at the meeting explained that poor sanitary conditions in the country could be attributed to lack of vigilance in the enforcement of the law.

Source: ritefmonline.org

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