The Volta Region in Ghana has
beautiful beaches...
... which still
serve as public
toilet in many
communities
along the coast.
(Most of the
residents do not
have own toilets
and public ones
are too dirty,
smelly or far
away.)
Decreases
touristic
potential
ONE POTENTIAL
SOLUTION
Install compost
toilets in
communities
A D VA N TA G E S
Odor-free and complete decomposition
Cheap to install and easy to use
O U T C O M E S
Improved sanitation in villages
Nutrient-rich fertilizer for farmers
Increased tourism potential
Improved ...
Private investors*, municipality
and locals have to come together
*The region has several new
investments in beach resorts
Private investors: direct return since population is willing to pay*
Survey with 560 respondents shows that individuals ar...
Coordination needed between these different groups
Communication essential in reaching social optimum
Everyone can profit
...
Private investors invest
money
Improvement of
sanitation
Cleaner beaches
Attraction of
tourists
Generation of
income
direc...
http://www.letsgogreen.com/how-composting-toilets-work.html
http://conservative-headlines.com/2015/03/ghanas-tourism-poten...
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Poor sanitation in coastal regions, Ghana

This short artifact is intented to be shown at a roundtable bringing together private investors, municiaplity officials, the local public and a motivated NGO in order to encourage a joint discussion about the future of defecation problems at the local beaches, which are not only a health problem but also discouraging tourists from staying in one of the newly opened beach resorts.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Economy & Finance      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Poor sanitation in coastal regions, Ghana

  • 1. The Volta Region in Ghana has beautiful beaches...
  • 2. ... which still serve as public toilet in many communities along the coast.
  • 3. (Most of the residents do not have own toilets and public ones are too dirty, smelly or far away.)
  • 4. Decreases touristic potential
  • 5. ONE POTENTIAL SOLUTION
  • 6. Install compost toilets in communities
  • 7. A D VA N TA G E S Odor-free and complete decomposition Cheap to install and easy to use
  • 8. O U T C O M E S Improved sanitation in villages Nutrient-rich fertilizer for farmers Increased tourism potential Improved health
  • 9. Private investors*, municipality and locals have to come together *The region has several new investments in beach resorts
  • 10. Private investors: direct return since population is willing to pay* Survey with 560 respondents shows that individuals are willing to pay 0.5Cedis (~0.14USD) on average for every usage (source: own data) Private investors: increased cleanliness will attract more tourists
  • 11. Coordination needed between these different groups Communication essential in reaching social optimum Everyone can profit BRING IN PRIVATE INVESTORS
  • 12. Private investors invest money Improvement of sanitation Cleaner beaches Attraction of tourists Generation of income direct usage fees Happy locals Improved healt
  • 13. http://www.letsgogreen.com/how-composting-toilets-work.html http://conservative-headlines.com/2015/03/ghanas-tourism-potential-hurt-by-open-defecation-on-the- beaches/ Own survey, conducted in September and October 2015 Interview with Keta municipality, 26.10.2015 http://www.ghanameetmethere.com/#!community-development http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2014/august-27th/blekusu-residents-savour-open-beach-defecation.php

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