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Grantees Funded under BUSAC Fund Phase I
Name of Applicant : SHAFT FM - Adansi Communication Network
Title of Action : Toward reduction of environmental degradation at Obuasi
Sector : Media
Geographical Area : Ashanti
Action ID : # 1-12 SHAFT
Action Score : 69.5
Total cost of Action : ¢65,982,400
BUSAC's % of Total cost : 90%
Self Financed : 10%
Action Duration : 6 months
Support from Outreach Facility : ¢-
Summary of the proposed Action : (a) The need, or the constraint to alleviate
The people of Obuasi face environmental degradation resulting from indiscriminate burning of nutshell and cow-skin in public places, as well as refuse disposal in the stream that runs through the municipality

(b) The proposed solution to the identified need or constraint your achievement

  • To create public awareness on environmental degradation
  • To get the stakeholders to discuss the long-term health and economic effects
  • To get the municipal assembly to provide alternative ways/methods of proper environmental health and sanitation
  • (c) The implementation plan to achieve the solution your Action
    Over a six-month period the network will carry out the following activities:

  • Radio panel discussion on environmental degradation at Obuasi
  • Stakeholders conference to discuss remedial actions
  • Negotiation meetings with the Obuasi Municipal Assembly and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action on the proposals submitted
  • (d) The expected impact(s) of the advocacy Action (i.e. the effects of the result(s) achieved by your Action).
  • The residents in business and residential areas will breath pure air
  • Good environmental health and sanitation will result in good health and happy life
  • The improved health of the people will result in productivity at work and increased national product output
  • More tourists will be attracted to Obuasi
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