The North East Regional INTER-AGENCY Coordinating Committee held its 7th mandatory meetings on sanitation in one of the mini-conference halls of the RCC on the 7th of September 2023.
The meeting assembled various Heads and Representatives of MDAs and Development Partners in the Region.
Attendees were invited from the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Health Service, Ghana Enterprises Agency, Community Water and Sanitation Agency, CHRAJ, Heads at the Central ADMINISTRATION of the RCC, NGOs and CSOs among others.
Mr. Samson Slessor Agbeve, the Regional Economic Development Planning Officer, who acted as chairman for the occasion, welcomed and commended Attendees on their commitment to the meeting, which was manifested in the numbers that showed up.
He informed that the substantive chairman was away for an equally important meeting out of station, hence his inability to be part of the meeting.
Mr. Agbeve proceeded to immensely express gratitude to Global Communities, a very significant Development Partner with wide presence within the country, partnering in improving key water, sanitation and hygiene practices among other interventions like offering credit facilities to the poor and many other programmes addressing Acess issues in the country. Also present were Plan Ghana and PARED, both partners in development in the region.
The acting chairman on the occasion, urged members of the committee to come up with solution-oriented measures, in their deliberations, to be shared with the constituent Municipal and district Assemblies in the region for adoption and implementation to better the sanitation situation in the region.
He added, that by so doing, the RCC/RICCS would have been playing our obligatory role of providing technical backstopping to our constituent Municipal and District Assemblies.
Mr. Osuman Alabire, the Regional Environmental Health Officer, in his brief presentation on the occasion informed the committee of an intending launch of the North East Regional Sanitation League Table within the year.
He indicated that the exercise is largely focused on educational institutions, Senior High Schools and Colleges, in order to improve upon the poor Sanitation situation in the region.
He added that there will be increased consultation and collaboration with other very important and influential stakeholders to help drive the objective.
BELOW ARE SOME SCENES OF THE MEETING.