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TitleAmedzikope community report: cost of water and sanitation services in Amedzikope in the Ketu South District, Volta Region of Ghana
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWASHCost Ghana
Secondary TitleWASHCost Ghana Community Report
Pagination8 p.; 3 tab.; 2 fig.; 1 map
Date Published2012-01-01
PublisherWASHCost Ghana
Place PublishedAccra
TypeWASHCost Ghana community report
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsghana volta region, statistics, WASHCost, water consumption
Abstract

The Amedzikope community is considered one of the poorest in the district due to low levels of development, living standards and socio-economic activity. Most of the 1000 residents are subsistence farmers of the Ewe tribe and their main economic activities are kente weaving and gari processing. The community does not fully meet national rural water service standards. Less than half of people access enough water from formal sources, while the national standard for “crowding” is not met for anyone. The community has one institutional (school) toilet while 16 out of 74 households have VIP or traditional household toilets. WASHCost is undertaking action research to quantify the cost of providing sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) in rural and peri-urban areas in Ghana. This community report presents findings of research carried out in the community of Amedzikope in the Ketu South District of the Volta Region of Ghana. The WASHCost team visited the Amedzikope community in April, 2010 to collect data on the WASH services received by the inhabitants and the cost of providing the services. The community has a population of about 1000 people. The inhabitants, ethnically mostly Ewes, are predominantly farmers with a few of the women engaged in gari processing. [authors abstract]

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