Waste Management Giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has been honored at the Mole XXXIII Wash Conference held at Elmina Beach Resort -Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana for its outstanding contribution to the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector.
The Mole Series is a multi- stakeholder platform within the wash sector in Ghana. It is the longest running and consistent running conferences in the country that attracts government actors, policymakers, donors, practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders both local and international within the WASH sector.
During a presentation made on behalf of Environmental Services Providers Association, (ESPA) by Dr. Yahaya Yakubu, Partner – AfES Consult Ltd on Sustaining The Gains in Environmental Sanitation Through Sustainable Procurement, Budgeting, and Private Sector Participation, Dr. Yahaya highlighted the importance of sustainable procurement, budgeting and public sector participation on the WASH sector.
He indicated that “Sustainable Procurement, Budgeting, and Private Sector Participation are key to WASH, Job Creation, Tourism, Security, Climate Change, Circular Economy and Economic Growth”
He further pleaded to the ministry of sanitation and water resources, CONIWAS and other stakeholders in the wash sector to allocate and disbursed the money strategically.
“Increase budgetary allocation to the sector and also maintain current public private partnerships with private sector in environmental sanitation” he appealed to policy makers.
In a remark by Hon. Andrew Dari Chiwitey, Member of Parliament for Sawla Tuna Kalba, who is also the Deputy Ranking Member for Works and Housing Committee, encouraged Coniwas Ghana to be the agent of change. “See yourself as partners of development, tell yourself that, you cannot afford to fail the country”, he emphasized.
He added that “share with us your input when budget is read before we go to the floor of parliament to debate, so that we can argue with facts and figures, and make a strong case on how Sanitation Levy should be disbursed ”.
This Year’s Mole XXXIII Wash Conference focus on Ghana’s Commitment to Wash services delivery as an enabler to achieve the 2030 SDG6 wash targets. Mole XXXIII conference is under the theme” Ghana’s Commitment To Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Connecting System To Bridge Service Delivery Gaps”.