The Planning and Engineering Units of the Kwadaso Municipal Assembly, TREND Consults and the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources on Wednesday, 24th May, 2023, inspected new toilet facilities being constructed for schools and health facilities under the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area (GKMA) toilet project.

The inspection tour led by the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Francis Adu Boateng was for the Assembly and the consultant to have first-hand information on the progress of work on the projects. The inspection was also to make sure that all materials and procedures comply with the plan and specifications of the contract agreement.
The schools toured included the Atwima Amanfrom SDA Primary/JHS, Nyankyerenease Primary ‘B’, Apatrapa R/C Primary, Kwadaso SDA Primary ‘A’ and ‘B’ and the Apatrapa Health Centre. Accompanying the Municipal Coordinating Director on the tour included, the Municipal Planning officer, Mr. Issac Kyeremateng, Municipal Engineer, Mr. Evans Denkyira, Hon. Presiding Member, Mr. Samuel Kwaku Gyasi, Representative from Ghana Education Service (GES), Representative from Ghana Health Service, Hon. Wilson Sackey, the project consultant, Mr. Gyamfi Daniel and the Municipal SHEP coordinators.
The first visit was to the Atwima Amanfrom SDA Primary/JHS where 11 seater toilet facility with disability room and a mechanized borehole was ongoing. The Municipal Coordinating Director and his team were satisfied with the current state of work and encouraged the contractor to keep to the original plan and specifications and also ensure early completion of the project. The project was about 40% complete.

The next point of the inspection was to Nyankyerenease Primary ‘B” where 8 squatting toilets, 1 disability room and 2 toilet rooms were ongoing. At this site, the sub-structure was completed as well as the super structure with the mechanized borehole and the septic tank all completed.
The contractor assured the team that, by the time they come for their next visit, roofing and plastering would be completed.

The Municipal Coordinating Director cautioned the contractor against delivering a project of low quality which may compel him to recall them to fix the faults upon completion. He however expressed satisfaction with the progress of work.
The next point of call was the Apatrapa Health Centre where a 5 seater Bio-digester toilet facility was under construction. The sub-structure and the super-structure had been completed awaiting roofing and plastering.
The inspection team used the opportunity to inspect a theater which was under construction at the health centre. The project was also progressing steadily with workers on site working feverishly to complete the project on time.

The next point of visit was the Apatrapa R/C Primary where am 18 seater squatting toilet facility with 1 disability room and 2 teacher’s toilets were under construction.
The sub-structured and the super-structure as well as the mechanized borehole and the septic tank were all completed. Even though work has halted, the team was satisfied with progress of work so far as the contractor was still within the time schedule of the project.

The Municipal Coordinating Director however called on the contractor working on the project to return to site to complete the work.
The final point of visit was the Kwadaso SDA Primary ‘A’ and ‘B’ where the team inspected the status of work on the 9 seater squatting toilet facility, 1 disability room, 2 toilet rooms for teachers and a mechanized borehole were under construction.
Work on the plastering of the interior and exterior of the building had been completed as well as the mechanized borehole, roofing of the structure had already started.

The Municipal Coordinating Director and his team expressed satisfaction with the progress of work and was optimistic that, quality work will be delivered by the contractor.
They charged the contractor to execute the project using quality materials and go by the specifications provided in the contract agreement.
After the inspection of the projects, a site meeting was held at the Municipal Assembly’s Conference Hall to receive the progress reports of the various projects for recommendations to be made. The exercise was fruitful and very successful.


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