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Table 1 Table showing different characteristics of the 3 study communities

From: Sanitation investments in Ghana: An ethnographic investigation of the role of tenure security, land ownership and livelihoods

Characteristics Fishing Community Farming community Estate Community
Ethnic Composition Predominantly Ewe ethnic group Predominantly Ga-Dangme ethnic group Made of Ewe, Ga-Dangme and Akan ethnic groups
Sanitation provision 2 simple dug-out trench latrines, open defecation 2 public VIP latrines, two additional dug-out pit latrines, 1 water closet, open defecation in the river, canal and bushes Water closets supplemented with private dug-out pit latrines
Livelihoods Artisanal fishing, small-scale tilapia aquaculture, animal husbandry, subsistence farming, commercial sand mining 2 banana export companies, rice farms for individual farmers, a poultry farm and a foreign-owned sand mining factory, petty trading Government workers with the irrigation project, government teachers and nurses; commercial rice farming, subsistence farming and petty trading
Land tenure Migrant occupiers of the land (caretakers) Indigenous landowners Government owned housing