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Grantees Funded under BUSAC Fund Phase I
Name of Applicant : Techiman Market Co-operative Fishmongers Association
Title of Action : Sanitation at Techiman Market
Sector : Business
Geographical Area : Brong-Ahafo
Action ID : # 1-40 TMCFA
Action Score : 66.5
Total cost of Action : ¢30,360,000
BUSAC's % of Total cost : 72%
Self Financed : 28%
Action Duration : 6 months
Support from Outreach Facility : ¢3,036,000
Summary of the proposed Action : a) The problem, the need you want to address, or the constraint to alleviate We want to ensure better sanitation at the main Techiman market.

b) The result of the proposed solution to the above need or constraint: your achievement
Our action will lead to the provision of additional refuse containers by Techiman Municipal Assembly, undertaken of works on filling the muddy places of the market with gravel by Techiman Municipal Assembly, the passage of a by-law that compels traders to collect their refuse after each day’s business and place them in the refuse containers placed at vantage points by the Municipal Assembly, the formation of market sanitation task force, regular sweeping and clearing of refuse at the market by the market sweepers, the regular empting of refuse containers at the market by the Municipal Assembly refuse disposal trucks, institution of discount for sachet water sellers who return empty water sachets by sachet water companies in the municipality, passage of a by-law that will compel sachet water companies to properly dispose off the empty sachets, and another by-law that will stop consumers of sachet water and any other iced water from throwing away the empty sachets indiscriminately.

c) The implementation plan to achieve the solution: your Action
We intend to get in touch with all organized groups in the market, mobilize, sensitize and educate them on the action through meetings, education fora, focus group discussions, clean up campaigns, education on the local FM stations and advocacy meetings.
Also there will be meetings with the Municipal Assembly authorities, assembly members, sweepers at the market, the sachet water producing companies, iced water sellers, and the Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health.
Finally, having succeeded in getting the by-laws passed, they will be publicized through the education and radio education programs.

d)The positive consequences (impact(s) of the advocacy Action on its beneficiaries
Our action will help to promote better health for the traders at the market since the place will be tidy always and the incidence of traders falling and breaking their feet with its attendant hospitalization and cost shall be eliminated since the muddy and slippery parts of the market will be filled with gravels.
Secondly there will be expansion in the businesses of traders in the market to develop the private sector since they will have better health to work with and also reinvest the money they would have used to seek medical care.
Finally, it will make sachet water companies more accountable to the people on the environmental effects of their by products and impact positively on good governance in the municipality.

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