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TitleGrushie Zongo community report : cost of water and sanitation in Grushie Zongo in East Gonja District, Ghana
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDonkor-Badu, B, Appiah-Effah, E, Nyarko, KB, Dwumfour-Asare, B, Moriarty, PB, McIntyre, P, Obuobisa-Darko, A, V. Otum, N, Dickinson, N, Adjei, KA
Secondary TitleWASHCost Ghana community report
Pagination8 p.; 3 tab.; 2 fig.; 1 map
Date Published2012-01-01
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

This community has to travel a long distance to access water. They only use formal water sources when informal ones are not available. Community members’ inability or unwillingness to pay for water use from the formal sources threatens their sustainability. The community has no toilet facilities and everybody practises open defecation. WASHCost is undertaking action research focusing on quantifying the cost of providing sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) in rural and peri-urban areas in Ghana. This community report presents findings of research carried out in the community of Grushie Zongo in East Gonja District of the Northern Region of Ghana. The WASHCost team visited the Grushie Zongo community in September 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 410 people from regional Community Water and Sanitation Agency
(CWSA) 2009 report and 56 households according to the WATSAN committee. The inhabitants, mostly Kokombas, with a few other minority tribes, are primarily farmers with a few of the women
engaged in pito (local beer) brewing and petty trading. [authors abstract]

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