Wa Municipal


With an estimated population of 107,214 spread over 86 communities, the Wa Municipality, which hosts the regional capital, Wa, had only one open defecation-free (ODF) community as at June 2018. This is not strange as the situation is similar to most other urban districts, municipalities and metropolitan areas in the country, The CLTS approach, which is so far the main anti open defecation promotion approach in the country, is not suitable for large cities and urban centres and the National Authorities are exploring other approaches such as development of business models and law enforcement to support urban sanitation programmes.

Number of communities
Number of ODF communities


The major partners supporting the Wa Municipal Assembly to improve sanitation and especially end open defecation are WaterAid, ProNet and the Community Water and Sanitation Authority/IDA.