Assessment of Community Water and Sanitation in Ghana
The appreciation of the value of water for the sustenance of life began decades ago, even though in recent years that appreciation has shown a marked increase. However, the diversity of conceptualizations of water is at the heart of the debate on the policies and strategies to provide good water for all human communities particularly in the marginalized areas of societies. On one hand, there is the pro-market notion of water as an economic resource or commodity and on the other hand there is the concept of water as a public good, a heritage and even a right. Since the 1990s Ghana has made efforts to put in place and implement strategies for addressing the needs for water of the general populace. A major concern was the supply of water in communities of rural and semi-urban status where majority of the people live. This research generally aims at assessing the extent of the implementation of the policy for community water and sanitation.