Sanitation Ministry receives 250,000 bars of soap to support deprived communities

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, has received 250,000 bars of soap to be distributed to deprived communities across the country.

The bars of soap, which were donated by Project Maji, cost $125,000 is aimed at supporting the government’s effort in the fight against Covid-19 through frequent and effective handwashing.

At a media briefing in Accra, Sector Minister, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, said, the Ministry with support from organisations like Project Maji was poised to reach out to 1.3 billion people with proper handwashing facilities and education to save lives.

The global activation and sensitisation under the hashtag sweat4soap campaign will attract support from more than one hundred and fifty countries across the world.

The Project Maji kicded off #sweat4soap by running an 8 kilometres long route along the river connecting to two communities, accompanied by Egyptian Marathoner and Social Activist Manal Rostom.

She would talk to community members and the underserved on the need to run and as well as frequently wash hands.

Every kilometer logged by runners around the world would be matched with a bar of soap, and every 300 kilometres with a solar-powered water kiosk for rural Ghanaian communities in need.

Minister of Sanitation, Abena Dapaah, said the Ministry would ensure the soap reaches the needy in the community as it takes the challenge to work with Project Maji to achieve the laudable idea.

She proposed for the soap to be manufactured in Ghana.

The Director, Development and Partnership, Project Maji, Wieke de Vries encouraged Ghanaians to sign up to raise awareness to reach its set target.

Project Maji’s mission is to serve over one million people with clean water across the globe by the year 2025.

The non-profit social enterprise, exists to empower and transform lives by providing sustainable, effective and solar-powered water solutions to rural communities across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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