The University of Ghana School of Public Health held a workshop in Accra, one of the two cities that are the focus of project fieldwork, to disseminate project activities and get input from key stakeholders into the project’s detailed design.
Dr. Mawuli Dzodzomenyo of the School of Public Health spoke to Modern Ghana News , highlighting the project’s twin, inter-linked objectives of minimizing the entry of plastic waste into the environment whilst also seeking to deliver safe, vended water to people living in city neighbourhoods lacking reliable access to clean piped water. Dr. Dzodzomenyo explained “We are just trying to see how we can make water safer while at the same time trying to ensure that the waste our domestic activities produce are taken out of the environment so that the risk associated with that waste is reduced.” The event was also covered in national TV news by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.
Those at the meeting included representatives of communities across the city that face challenges of access to water, together with members of the academic community, local government, the national statistical agency, and relevant business sectors. With many in the group keen to feed into the detailed project design, a further follow-up meeting is planned.