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Environmental sanitation policy [Ghana, 2010]

This revised Environmental Sanitation Policy lays the basis for developing a systematic approach and framework for identifying and harnessing resources for value-for-money services to all. It is the outcome of reviews to address limitations of the old policy published in 1999 and a result of nation-wide consultation among sector stakeholders. The Policy has been revised to update its scope to meet current development objectives and address aspirations of sector actors. The revision also takes on board the changing context of national and international development priorities. Emphasis is placed on the need to ensure systematic collection of data on wastes from all sectors of the economy to support relevant research and development to meet the challenges of managing wastes associated with the growing economy and rapidly changing lifestyles. The Policy supports building partnership both at international and local levels and with the private sector within an expanded network of actors through effective public sector facilitation and coordination.  Part 1 presents the current context and situation of environmental sanitation in Ghana. It also covers national development priorities, and broad principles guiding policy formulation. Part 2 which is the core of the new policy identifies the main challenges and constraints of the sector and draws objectives as well as actions and measures, to meet the challenges while adhering to basic principles. Part 3 presents issues of policy implementation including institutional roles and responsibilities and broad specifications.

TitleEnvironmental sanitation policy [Ghana, 2010]
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsGhana, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development -GH
Paginationv, 41 p.
Date Published2010-04-01
PublisherGhana, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
Place PublishedAccra, Ghana
Keywordsenvironmental sanitation, ghana, governance, infrastructure, policies, sanitation, sanitation services, sdiafr, sdipol, service delivery, sustainability
Abstract

This revised Environmental Sanitation Policy lays the basis for developing a systematic approach and framework for identifying and harnessing resources for value-for-money services to all. It is the outcome of reviews to address limitations of the old policy published in 1999 and a result of nation-wide consultation among sector stakeholders. The Policy has been revised to update its scope to meet current development objectives and address aspirations of sector actors. The revision also takes on board the changing context of national and international development priorities. Emphasis is placed on the need to ensure systematic collection of data on wastes from all sectors of the economy to support relevant research and development to meet the challenges of managing wastes associated with the growing economy and rapidly changing lifestyles. The Policy supports building partnership both at international and local levels and with the private sector within an expanded network of actors through effective public sector facilitation and coordination.  Part 1 presents the current context and situation of environmental sanitation in Ghana. It also covers national development priorities, and broad principles guiding policy formulation. Part 2 which is the core of the new policy identifies the main challenges and constraints of the sector and draws objectives as well as actions and measures, to meet the challenges while adhering to basic principles. Part 3 presents issues of policy implementation including institutional roles and responsibilities and broad specifications.

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