Project Details
Sector: Water Sup/Sanit Approval date: 29-Mar-2017 Task Manager: CISSE Bocar, RDGW2
Total cost: 80000000
Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing
ADF: 35950000
Implementing Agency: -- Location: Greater Accra Metropolitan Area


The Project objective is to provide targeted populations in Accra with increased access to improved sanitation and Sewerage Services.This will be achieved through rehabilitation and construction extended sewerage system and sanitation facilities for disposing of waste water from the city of Accra, in an environmentally and socially acceptable manner, to cover a total of 350,000 people and to meet the demand up to year 2030. The Project will also support improvement in sustainable service delivery through strengthening the service providers as defined in the activities to be implemented under component 2.


The project will be centered on two main components/outcomes as follows: i)Provision of water-borne sewerage and on-site sanitation Infrastructure. This component will comprise the rehabilitation/ construction and upgrading of wastewater facilities (treatment plant, collection networks, consumer connections and decentralized treatment plants) in selected areas of Accra. A Master Plan for Wastewater management for Accra will also be developed. Improved On-site Sanitation Infrastructure will involve construction of innovative sanitation facilities in communities and institutions. It will also include hygiene promotion and education, increasing demand for improved sanitation and strengthening management models of these facilities to ensure their long-term sustainability. ii)Strengthening urban sanitation governance and capacity development.This component will support a range of sanitation sector reforms and institutional strengthening activities to be implemented at national, decentralized (LG) and community levels. The scope of activities will include elaboration of sanitation sector coordination at central level, TA assistance at PMU, strengthening community participation, accountability, and financial management systems with emphasis on gender equality and social inclusion.


i)Decrease in water-borne diseases and improved quality of life for the residents in greater Accra area.ii)Improved environmental welfare iii)Reduced public expenditure associate with poor sanitation.


Despite the Bank's recent support to sanitation infrastructure improvement in Accra, many challenges remain. The development of sanitation facilities continue to lag behind due to the rapid increase in the population of Accra. Sanitation is also lagging behind developments in water supply, thereby exacerbating the problem. Access to sewer systems is very low, estimated at less than 15%, and the majority of waste-water and excreta is currently simply pumped from cess-pits and subsequently dumped on waste ground or in water bodies. Currently there is only one functional waste water treatment plant in Greater Accra, and over 70% of the waste water and faecal sludge generated in greater Accra is directly dumped into the ocean without treatment.