PUBLIC DISCLOSURE NOTICE
MINISTRY OF SANITATION AND WATER RESOURCES
SUSTAINABLE RURAL WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT (SRWSP)
DISCLOSURE OF RESETTLEMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK (RPF) FOR ADDITIONAL FINANCING
The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, acting through the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) is seeking additional support from the International Development Agency (IDA) of the World Bank to support the continued implementation of the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation (SRWSP) to provide both water supply and sanitation facilities in rural communities and small towns in six (6) regions of Ghana. The beneficiary regions comprise Brong-Ahafo, Central, Northern, Western, Upper East and Upper West Regions. It is expected that, the additional funds will successfully bring the SRWSP to closure in these same six regions.
The objectives of the additional support as in the main Project are to: (i) expand access to water and sanitation in rural and small town communities; and (ii) strengthen local capacity to manage rural and small town water and sanitation facilities and to ensure their sustainability.
The RPF has been prepared for the proposed projects comprising the following project components: (i) Community Water & Sanitation Facilities; (ii) Institutional Strengthening; and (iii) Program Management, in accordance with the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency Act, Act 490, 1994 and its Environmental Assessment Regulations 1999 (LI 1652) amongst others, and the World Bank’s Involuntary Resettlement Policy (OP) 4.12
The RPF outlines the applicable Acts, Regulations, Policies, Instruments, Baseline environmental and social conditions, the Land and Livelihood and other social impacts, Eligibility Criteria, Entitlements, and other measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate and monitor the impacts, amongst others; Consultations, and grievance redress mechanism and mainstreaming of gender.
Further details on resettlement related issues and other information can be found in the above mentioned document which are now available at the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (Accra), Community Water and Sanitation Agency (Accra and all regional offices), Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (Accra), Regional Coordinating Councils for all the participating regions, Environmental Protection Agency (Head office, Accra and all regional offices); all project District Assemblies in the six participating regions.
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COMMUNITY WATER AND SANITATION AGENCY