Minggu, 22 Agustus 2010


Story: Zainabu Issah
 A FOUR -day mini fair and Information seminar on business opportunities in the Water Sanitation (WATSAN) sector has been held for the people of Avenor and its environs in Accra.
The fair was organised by the Youth and Social Enterprise Fund (Y-SEF), under its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Urban- Poor(WASH-UP) project.
It aimed at showcasing a wide array of water and sanitation technologies with specific focus on water and sanitation related businesses and  improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene in the Avenor community.
The WASH-UP project which is being implemented in collaboration with Corporate Housing Foundation(CHF) with support from USAID, provide affordable financial services to poor households to access water and sanitation facilities and also for businesses to improve water and sanitation related enterprises.
It also facilitates and encourage women to run water and sanitation businesses that would improve women enterprises in the water and sanitation sector.
The Executive Director of Y-SEF, Mr. Stanley Walters Attafi said the Avenor community was lacking in water and sanitation and therefore the need to introduce the programme to the area to support them.
He added that there was no decent sanitation facility in the community and therefore residents use the gutters as their refuse and latrine dump.
As part of the fair, a drama highlighting the community’s need for  sanitation facilities was staged by some of the people of the area.

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