Nana Addo borrows $48 million for Ghana's sanitation woes

Nana Addo borrows $48 million for Ghana's sanitation woes

- Government will be borrowing in excess of $48 million against poor sanitation

- The AMA has currently appointed Jerry Rawlings as the sanitation ambassador for Accra

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President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, will be borrowing in excess of $48 million dollars to take care of the sanitation issues in the country.

Nana Addo borrows $48 million for Ghana's sanitation woes

The roads of Accra always get flooded in cases of heavy rain (File photo)

This was made known by the deputy finance minister, Abena Osei Asare, who argues that the fund is to make the Greater Accra sustainable sanitation and livelihoods improvement project a success.

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Abena Osei Asare is making the case that government is very much interested in ensuring that health of Ghanaians is intact and that poor sanitation is made a thing of the past.

"For this loan, the social benefit will far outweigh the cost. We value human life, so we feel we should improve sanitation in Greater Accra,” she argues on the floor of parliament.

Meanwhile, government has made Jerry Rawlings the ambassador of sanitation by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

The two main objectives of his new role are to encourage those who clean their surroundings clean to continue to do so, and to penalize those who fail to do same.

The new ambassadorial role follows a recent outburst by the former president of how dirty the city of Accra continues to be - a situation he claims should be averted once and for all.

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Accra remains one of the dirtiest cities in the world as past sanitation reports claim that the city is prone to chocked gutters, slums and the outbreak of diseases like Cholera.

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