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TitleAdamupe community report: cost of water and sanitation services in Adamupe, East Gonja District in Northern Region of Ghana
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDonkor-Badu, B, Appiah-Effah, E, Nyarko, KB, Dwumfour-Asare, B, Moriarty, PB, Obuobisa-Darko, A, V. Otum, N, Dickinson, N, Adjei, KA
Secondary TitleWASHCost Ghana community report
Pagination7 p.; 3 tab.; 3 fig.; 1 map
Date Published03/2012
PublisherWASHCost team, Accra and Kumasi, Ghana
Place PublishedAccra, Ghana
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsaccess to water, ghana northern region, open defecation, statistics, WASHCost, water consumption, water distribution, water supply

The Adamupe community has 100% water coverage, based on facility providers’ approach of number of facilities provided per user population. However, the overall water service in terms of quantity accessed, access by distance and crowding-with-reliability is sub-standard for households. The community has five public, one institutional and one household toilet facilities but some community members still practice ‘dig-and-bury’ and open defecation. WASHCost is undertaking action research focusing on quantifying the cost of providing sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in rural and peri-urban areas in Ghana. This community report presents findings of research carried out in the community of Adamupe in the East Gonja District in the
Northern Region of Ghana. The WASHCost team visited the Adamupe community in october 2009 to collect data on the WASH services received by the inhabitants and the cost of providing the services. The community has a population of 530 people and 50 households. The inhabitants are mostly of the Kokomba tribe. [authors abstract]

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