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Title: The role of NGOs in the provision of water and sanitation in Northern Ghana: the case of Pronet in the Nadowli District
Authors: Dangah, Muriel Mavis
Issue Date: 30-Jul-2012
Abstract: Availability of water and good sanitation contributes significantly towards improving human lives and in the development of every country. But central governments have not been able to meet the needs of the citizens due to financial constraints and other competing demands. This has inspired NGOs to assist communities in acquiring such facilities. This research therefore examines the role of ProNet, an NGO with its operational base in Northern Ghana, in providing water and sanitation to the people of Nadowli District. The research made use of both primary and secondary data. One hundred and eighty nine respondents from five communities were interviewed. These respondents were chosen using the simple random and purposive sampling techniques from the communities of Donjang, Sankana, Loho, Gbangko and Goriyiri. Most of the respondents were interviewed individually in Dagaare. Focus Group Discussions were conducted in two communities. The SPSS version 16 software and the descriptive methods of data analysis were used. Some findings of the research include; the water and sanitation coverage is 67.1% and 11.1% respectively in the Nadowli District: ProNet activities have spread throughout the District especially to the remotest areas: Education in the study area has improved due to the fact that pupils are now able to go to school regularly, early and on time. This has improved their living standards. Cemeteries have been created outside the communities instead of burying corpses within the communities and monthly clean up exercises are held to keep the communities clean. The study recommends that there should be effective monitoring and evaluation of the facilities provided by the District Water and Sanitation Teams.The conclusion drawn from the analysis was that Pronet’s activities in water and sanitation in the Nadowli District has gone a long way to improve the lives of the people. This research therefore, argues that NGOs have made a major contribution to the provision of water and sanitation in the rural Ghana.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Geography and Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Geography and Rural Development,November,2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6217
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