Published in: 2019
The Aquaya Institute; NHance
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The Aquaya Institute is conducting this research on urban sanitation economics under the Urban Sanitation Research Initiative. This brief is on sanitation policies, practices, and preferences in the city of Kumasi, Ghana.
• In Kumasi, the majority of low-income households use public toilets, but would prefer private facilities.
• Low-income residents prefer low-volume flush toilets that require little space and infrequent emptying.
• Pit-emptying in Kumasi’s low-income areas is mostly done by vacuum trucks.
• A fecal sludge treatment facility does exist in Kumasi, though it is not fully operational.
The Aquaya Institute (2019). Sanitation Policies, Practices, and Preferences in Kumasi, Ghana. The Aquaya Institute; NHance
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