Madam Dapaah said this at media sensitisation event held to review the achievements of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area-Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP).
The Sanitation and Water Project (SWP) is sponsored by the World Bank in collaboration with some selected Metropolitan, Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra Region.
The GAMA-SWP review programme was to create the opportunity for the media and other stakeholders to deliberate on efforts being made in the sector.
Under the project, 19,500 household toilets and drains were expected to be constructed in the five-year duration (2015-2020) project but 27, 000 facilities as at the last count have already been constructed.
Madam Dapaah said other pollutants with health impact as open defaecation, plastic waste menace are also some of the concerns affecting the development of the country.
Mr George Asiedu, Coordinator of GAMA-SWP, said very soon the National Sanitation Programme (NSP) would begin to enable the MMDAs review their plans and enhance policy reforms.
“There is the need to reduce waste burning and called for the implementation of meaningful policies to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Six”, he said.
He expressed gratitude to the media for their collaboration over the period and urged them to intensify their campaign to ensure that people change their attitudes.
Mr Charles Yaw Mawusi, a media consultant, urged the media to focus their stories on the health implications of our current environmental situation and the effect it continues to have on our development efforts.