The Government of Ghana has received a grantfrom the African Development Bank and the African Water Facility to finance the Sustainable Faecal Sludge Management (SFSM) Project.
The principal objective is to contribute to increase access to safe, sustainableand inclusive sanitation services, with improved hygiene and faecal sludge management (FSM) services for people living in small and medium size urban centers in Ghana.
The specific project objectives are:
(a) increase access to safe, sustainable and inclusive on site sanitation facilities;
(b) increase access to efficient and sustainable faecal sludge management (FSM) infrastructure and services;
(c) creation of opportunities for increased investments in the sanitation sub sector.
The project includes the following components:
Feasibility studies and engineering design consisting of activities that contribute to increase sustainable access to faecal sludge management (FSM) infrastructure and services for people living in small and medium size urban centres. It involves studies, including socio economic, technical, institutional and financial assessments, campaigns, baseline studies, site selection and investigations, engineering design for collection and treatment infrastructure and services; and development of innovative strategies to promote and market FS reuse products, and preparation of investment and implementation plans to facilitate future investments, among others.
Project managementinvolves project and knowledge management activities. This component comprises project execution, implementation, control and supervision activities to be undertaken by the implementing institutions.