The Department worked with Two (2) groups namely Ghana dressmakers and tailors association and progressive hairdressers association. The department visited all the two (2) groups sensitized them on basic bookkeeping and Management.
(d) Water and Sanitation,The following activities took place in the District during the quarter under reviewAuditing of the WSMT account is still ongoing; The Department so far has visited five (5) communities namely, Twedie, Akosomo, Apaasi, Foase and Dida.The department in collaboration with the environmental health unit carried out sensitization program in churches and mosque in Yabi, Akyeremade, kroamoase, Akosomo and Apaase on the need to own a household latrine and the benefits to derive from the subsidies latrine project by the ministry of sanitation and water resources (Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area Water and Sanitation Project). A total of One Thousand Two hundred and Thirty Four (1,234)The department in collaboration with To Live in Hope Foundation,Ghana Education Service(SHEP and Girl child coordinator) AKDA,National Service scheme AKDA, District Gender Desk Officer organized sensitization on Menstrual hygiene management in five schools namely; Yabi methodist Primary,Yabi D/A primary and JHS,Twedie Methodist primary and JHS, Nweneso no1 R/C primary and Nweneso no1 D/A JHS
(e) Child Protection,The following activities took place in the District during the quarter under review,The department sensitized Ghana dressmakers and tailors association (Twedie) and progressive hairdressers association (Foase) using the child protection, circle of support as tool kits and tag of war and good and bad behaviours.
(f)Self Help,The department visited One (2) traditional councils (Adum Afrancho and Adum kwanwoma) to engage them on the need for Community Initiated Project to speed up the developmental agenda of the communities.
It was noted from our field visit that some of the communities were having WATSAN committee’s composition problems whilst some of them do not have the WATSAN committee at all. Book keeping was a major problem hence misappropriation of WATSAN funds.
There were several faulty and abandoned boreholes in most of the communities.
Due to the corona virus pandemic the WATSAN committee served the water to the community members for free.
1. Inadequate logistics (stationary, office equipment.)
2. The Department has no means of transportation which hampers its activities.
3. Irregular financial releases for official work.
The Department should be well resourced with logistics, furniture, and vehicle and funding to enable it carry its functions effectively.
The office hopes that timely allocation of resources would help speed up the activities and programs of the Department.