The Landing Beach Committee (LBC) of Adjuah, in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region, has constructed a 26-seater toilet at a cost GH¢73,749 to prevent open defecation, beautify the environment and promote sound sanitation.
Funds for the project were raised from profits the LBC made from the sale of 29 consignments of premix supplies since 2009.
The LBC, in collaboration with stakeholders, also graded the street, provided a well and constructed drainage.
Mr. Joseph M. K. Essien, a representative of the DCE on the LBC said the project formed part of the late President John Atta Mills’ initiative and vision of ensuring that communities benefit from the sale of premix fuel.
He said he was happy that despite initial setbacks regarding land acquisition, the project was completed to improve sanitation and make the beaches attractive for investors.
Inaugurating the project, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Ms. Sherry Ayittey, applauded the LBC for contributing to the development of the community, saying it deserved more assistance to enable it to improve the livelihood and development of the people.
She asked the LBC to ensure that funds from the sale of premix were used judiciously and for the benefit of members of the community.
Ms. Ayittey noted that while some committees were working hard and honestly, others were engaging in shady deals.
“Sales from premix are going into the pockets of some individuals while others divert the product. But, the essence of the policy is to decentralise the sale and distribution of premix so that you all can benefit.Adjuah has shown the way that they can do it and we will give you more supports,” she said.
The Chief of Adjuah, Barima Diaw Quaicoe, said, “This is a historic moment in the life of Adjuah and a booster in our efforts to improve sanitation and tourism.”
From Clement Adzei Boye,