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Submitted by Kofi on

On point, as usual, Shanta. This is the one area where Ghana is doing most poorly in. And from my NShoreNa Walkathon (https://www.facebook.com/nshorena?ref=hl) experience over the past two weeks, I have been seeing the very ugly side of this, as you can see from the facebook page. I have devoted a great deal of my time in the Bank communicating around sanitation, and have seen probably a dozen urban/rural/small town IDA sponsored environmental sanitation projects implemented, and probably a billion dollars of IDA lending to fix these messes, but Ghana today actually seems to be moving in the wrong direction on sanitation... A US$10 million treatment plant funded by the Bank has been abandoned near Tema for more than a decade because Tema Metropolitan Authority would not pay for electricity to operate the plant...

I am taking the liberty to share the article with our economic journalists here...