Wuni Zaligu Development Association (WUZDA) has taken part in a review meeting on the activities of members of the Ghana WASH Alliance for 2016.
WUZDA joined the Ghana WASH Alliance in 2010, which had a new formation, to broaden its horizon with regards to its operations in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector in the northern region and Ghana at large.
WUZDA is a Nongovernmental Governmental Organization which has high interest in the WASH sector and other livelihood areas such as agriculture and food security and women empowerment and is bent on contributing to the socioeconomic development of the savanna region of Ghana.
Even though WUZDA did not receive any allocation from the WASH Alliance to implement any activities, the charity and advocacy Nongovernmental Organization appeared at the meeting with what appeared to be a key contribution to improvement in the WASH sector in the region.
WUZDA as part of its independently funded activities has made donations of WASH facilities to schools in the Tamale Metropolis and the Sagnarigu District Assembly.
It has also provided households with over 70 latrines on credit which are at various stages of completion.
The organization has initiated various trainings, supported in other areas of capacity building for environmental health officers and carried out advocacy in the media to influence WASH decisions at all levels.
Presenting the activities WUZDA has embarked on in the first half of the year to members, Training Coordinator for WUZDA, Mr. Ibrahim Abdul Ganiyu said the organization has had to make tough pre planning decisions which are influenced by future considerations and that is how come even as it has not received any funding yet, it is still able to carry out its activities in the midst of the challenges project implementation presents.
Commenting on the activities of WUZDA in the year so far, Chair of the WASH Alliance steering Committee, Mr. John Aduakye said judging from what the organization has been able to do so far even without any external funding, he believes it would do far more with funding to support its activities.
He therefore commended WUZDA for the effort and encouraged it to do more in contributing to a better WASH in the region.
He also commended all NGOs involved in WASH in the northern region for the feat the Alliance has been able to achieve and for making the Ghana WASH Alliance stand out among its peers in the sub region.