Creating acceptable, affordable and appropriate sanitation options for rural areas
conference contributionposted on 12.02.2018, 15:08 authored by Bertha A. Darteh, Kankam E. Appiah
The coverage of improved sanitation for rural communities in Ghana still remains at 26% .The major challenges in the provision of sanitation over the past decade have been based on affordability and appropriateness of the sanitation options in relation to local conditions. This paper looks at locally relevant sanitation options. The idea of promoting the use of local materials and local technology is to allow beneficiaries to be able to build improved latrines on their own. By using local materials for lining of pits and construction of slab and superstructure, the cost of a latrine can be made as low as GH¢23.00.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)