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TitleKpalbe community report: cost of water and sanitation services in Kpalbe in East Gonja District, Ghana
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsNyarko, KB
Pagination6 p.; 3 Tab.; 1 Fig.;
Date Published10/2012
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
TypeWASHCost Ghana community report
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscost of water, ghana, handpumps, rural and peri-urban areas

Kpalbe community with a population of 2,430 has three formal water point systems which are reliable (working 95% of the expected time within the past 12 months).With respect to the national guidelines 92% of respondents receiving sub-standard service and 8% no service although all the respondents (100%) met the accessibility criteria and a good number of households (64%) were receiving basic and higher service level in terms of quantity accessed.

Majority of the community members use the available public toilet facility, while some households still practise open defecation and dig-and-bury. Sanitation service level in the community based on WASHCost sanitation service ladder indicates that only 8% of the respondents have access to improved sanitation service. [authors abstract]




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