BONGO: 23 communities declared Open-Defecation Free
District Chief Executive [DCE] for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Mr. Peter Ayinbisa Ayamga has disclosed that some 23 communities across the district have been declared Open-Defecation Free [ODF] within the year.

Date Created : 12/25/2017 9:31:52 AM : Story Author : Peter Atogewe Wedam/

The DCE who made the disclosure in his address at the last mandatory General Assembly meeting for year 2017, added that this feat was achieved through the collaborative efforts of partners under the Community-led Total Sanitation [CLTS] intervention.

In the details, he said 13 of the communities benefited under a UNICEF intervention while the remaining 10 were under a SPRING Ghana programme. They included the Tarongor-Kunkua, Asolgo, Dusobligo, Akaliwaka, Zemasa and Akanselinga communities among others.

Mr. Ayamga noted that the District dropped from its previous 59th position on the District League Table [DLT] in 2016 to 104th position in the 2017 gradings of the DLT which meant that the District didn’t do well in the area of sanitation among other indicators.

This, he observed was not a record to be proud of and called on the Assembly members to continuously educate their people as well as lead them to keep their surroundings neat at all times while for its part, the Assembly will provide adequate toilet and other sanitary facilities for the communities.