SKILLS TRAINING FOR THE YOUTH: SANITATION MINISTRY COMMISSIONS BIO DIGESTER TRAINING CENTRE AT ADA

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources has commissioned a Biodigester Training Center at the Ada College of Education in the Greater Accra Region to train the youth in acquiring skills in sanitation technology and environmental engineering.
The centre under the GAMA Sanitation and Water Resources Project (GAMA SWP) is a collaboration between the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and Ada College of Education that is geared towards improving sanitation and water supply in the country.
Delivering the keynote address at the commissioning of the training centre, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, explained that the establishment of the training center is a testament to the government’s commitment to help tackle sanitation challenges across the country.
He encouraged the youth to take advantage of the centre to learn and equip themselves with new skills and technologies.

He indicated that the Ministry is not only improving the number of toilets in households but also transforming the ecosystems for the development of every community.

On his part, the Principal of Ada College of Education, Professor Prince Boateng, said open defecation challenges in Ghana required a comprehensive approach that includes investment in sanitation infrastructure, community engagement, planning and education to help tackle the menace.
He lamented his worries about open defecation, adding that it leads to contamination of water bodies, which is a danger to public health and safety and calls for urgent attention.

Nene Agudey Obichere III, Ada Mankralo, said the challenges of sanitation and water problems in Ada and its adjoining communities demand major solutions to tackle them.
He said the opening of the centre will improve the livelihoods of the people by providing the required training and specialist knowledge in biodigester technology, which will help in the social and economic development of the communities.

The GAMA Sanitation and Water Project Coordinator, Ing. George Asiedu, explained that the Ministry is working tirelessly to train and certify artisans to meet the demands of the job market and also to boost access to sanitation in the country.

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