Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly wins "Dignified City Award" in Sanitation Challenge for Ghana
The Sanitation Challenge for Ghana was a competition held from November 2015 to June 2019 for Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to facilitate transformational changes to city-wide sanitation services in Ghana. Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) received the "Dignified City Award" for its innovative partnerships with the private sector, use of aquaculture, skilled and knowledgeable staff, and strong support from the local government. KMA stood out among the rest of the field by demonstrating an ability to garner commitment from local leadership and for rehabilitating the local waste treatment pond to generate revenue through aquaculture.
KMA won £400,000 from the UK Aid funded competition, which will be used to implement strategic, evidence-driven plans. The results from the SaniPath deployment in Kumasi will be used to help guide these investments to ensure the greatest possible impact on public health.
TREND also received a special prize of £10,000 for its collaborative approach to building capacity and collecting actionable data with KMA (including deployment of the SaniPath Tool) .