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Pease community report: cost of water and sanitation services in Pease, Bosomtwe District of Ashanti Region Ghana

A community with three functional formal water systems which provide water to the populace within 500 metres, one source is however, perceived to be poor because of its ‘bad’ taste and odour so not very much patronised. Less than half of the community has access to improved sanitation. 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 Pease in the Bosomtwe District of Ghana The WASHCost team visited the Pease community in february 2010 to collect data on the WASH services received by the inhabitants and the cost of providing the services. The community has a population of 2611 people according to the regional Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) 2009 report. The inhabitants are mostly of the Ashanti ethnic group and their main occupation is agriculture (food and cash–crop farming, mostly oil palm, and cocoa farming).  [authors abstract]

TitlePease community report: cost of water and sanitation services in Pease, Bosomtwe District of Ashanti Region Ghana
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAppiah-Effah, E, Donkor-Badu, B, 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 Published2012-01-01
PublisherWASHCost team, Accra and Kumasi, Ghana
Place PublishedAccra, Ghana
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsaccess to water, ghana bosomtwe district, statistics, WASHCost, water consumption, water distribution, water supply
Abstract

A community with three functional formal water systems which provide water to the populace within 500 metres, one source is however, perceived to be poor because of its ‘bad’ taste and odour so not very much patronised. Less than half of the community has access to improved sanitation. 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 Pease in the Bosomtwe District of Ghana The WASHCost team visited the Pease community in february 2010 to collect data on the WASH services received by the inhabitants and the cost of providing the services. The community has a population of 2611 people according to the regional Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) 2009 report. The inhabitants are mostly of the Ashanti ethnic group and their main occupation is agriculture (food and cash–crop farming, mostly oil palm, and cocoa farming).  [authors abstract]

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