Asalam O Alaykum
On behalf of WatSan Cell, I would like to welcome you to the Total Sanitation Database of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa developed with the support of sector partner organizations. The database is a dynamic policy making support tool that is envisaged to have a direct and immediate feedback for policy making. It will provide the sector partners with the information required to measure impact and progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) specific to sanitation and the targets set by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. I am sure that this initiative will contribute in creating awareness towards Water and Sanitation issues in the province. It is a matter of pride and satisfaction that WatSan Cell is continuously communicating and interacting with all stakeholders in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to consolidate the data and coordinate their efforts across the province. The interaction, communication and information sharing is supporting the cause of confidence building among the sector partners. We are confident that the information provided in this database will increase the understanding of stakeholders in respect of ongoing water and sanitation activities and initiatives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is committed to provide safe water and appropriate sanitation to all citizens. In order to up scale sanitation LG & RDD has circulated a policy to all TMA’s to allocate 5% of TMA budget for sanitation Up scaling in respective Tehsil under an official reward criteria and all Village & Neighbourhood Councils have been empowered to utilize their funds on sanitation and village cleanliness as “Top Priority Function” under government directions. The journey towards total sanitation is ongoing and we assure all sector partners our full support and cooperation at every stage to promote the cause of sanitation in the province.
I am thankful to all those who have contributed to the preparation and operation of this database and look forward for close cooperation and coordination in future. We will appreciate constructive feedback and suggestions from the sector partners to further improve our performance and outreach. Thank You All