Manifesto – Improving Sanitation

We will

  • Ensure the completion of the Accra Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Drainage Alleviation project;
  • Construct bio-fill toilets in public buildings;
  • Fit school dormitories and hostels with biogas facilities for use in cooking;
  • Enact a legislative instrument on the National Sanitation Day;
  • Create a National Sanitation Authority;
  • Strive to end open defecation by 2021;
  • Ensure proper management of source waste separation;
  • Ensure the use of bio-fill toilet technology to improve sanitation facilities in public schools;
  • Introduce biogas generation in public institutions;
  • Complete the construction of the Mudor Fecal Treatment Plant at Lavender Hill in Accra;
  • Support the construction of the Accra Compost and Recycling plant and site a second recycling plant in Kumasi;
  • Establish the Plastic Waste Recycling Fund provided for under the Customs and Excise (Duties and Other Taxes) (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 863) into which a percentage of revenues derived from plastic imports will be paid to be used for the recycling of plastics;
  • Establish plastic waste receiving centres for recycling in every district to receive, shred and compact waste for onward transportation to recycling factories.