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ANAM partners launch WASH services to hard-to-reach communities

Published on: 04/08/2021

This is the launch of the WASH for hard-to-reach households project. The team is visiting Bronyakrom, a hard-to-reach community that has been connected to a water point.

On July 06, 2021, in Bronyakrom, IRC in collaboration with the Asutifi North District Assembly and partners hosted the official sod-cutting ceremony for the WASH services to hard-to-reach communities project to mark the start of the initiative in the district.

Following the initial project activities including the selection of the hard-to-reach communities, work had started and the Bronyakrom royal event was to formally announce the initiative and showcase the construction of a new borehole facility to provide the community with access to water services.

Bronyakrom is a farming community with an estimated population of over 150 and is located about 8km away from Kenyasi, the district capital of the Asutifi North District. The community has no access to water services. For this reason, community members had to make about 1-hour round trip including queueing to access water in the next community.

With funding from the LDSC through IRC, World Vision International, an implementing partner of the project, drilled a productive well with a depth of 36 meters and a yield of 25 liters per minute. The tested water passed all the physicochemical and bacteriological parameters per WHO and Ghana Standard Authority guidelines. The borehole is yet to be fitted with a hand pump but has a well-constructed platform and a wastewater trough. The Water, Sanitation, and Management Team (WSMT) has been constituted to manage the facility. Team members have also been trained in facility management, revenue generation, records keeping, sanitation, and hygiene.

The chief and people of Bronyakrom gladly greeted the visiting IRC senior leadership team, the LDSC team, and the safe water strategy partners with traditional welcome songs.

This video gives highlights of the Bronyakrom sod-cutting event and impressions of the visiting team.