We've Chalked Success Stories At Special Initiative Ministry - Aide

Nana Owusu Acheampong, Special Aide to the Minister of Special Development and Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson- has touted the achievements of the ministry over the past few months.

In an interview on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Nana Owusu Acheampong indicated that the ministry few months ago constituted a 10-member Regional Teams mainly to carry out infrastructure needs of every constituency.

The assessment helped the Ministry identify priority projects, in addition to Government priority projects to be implemented in each constituency. The ministry embarked on regional visits to inspect a number of projects.

The projects of the ministry includes institutional toilets (1000 across the country) which form part of IPEP's Sanitation for All programme, which aims at increasing access to good sanitation in the rural and deprived communities.

The highly sophisticated 10-seater facility comprises Two (2), Disability friendly Units, Solar Powered Mechanized Boreholes, 5,000 Litres Water Storage Tank, Bio- Digester Waste Storage and Disposal Avenue.

Some of the dams under the one-village-one-dam project are also already in some parts of Bongo and other areas.

He explained to sit-in-host Kwabena Agyapong that, the provision of water and toilets facilities is key in eradicating poverty and inequalities, reiterating that the provision of these facilities is aimed at meeting SDG 6; ensuring the availability and sustainability of water and sanitation for All by 2030.

The Ministry is mandated to provide oversight and strategic policy direction for the implementation of IPEP across the 3 Development Zones. PEP is a new development approach designed to help accelerate the eradication of poverty and inequalities manifesting itself in the country.

Under IPEP, each of the 275 constituencies has been allocated the cedi equivalent of US$1 million this year, to be invested in infrastructure development. The main agencies for IPEP implementation are the Northern Development Authority (NDA), Middle Belt Development Authority (MDA), and Coastal Development Authority.