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AOWIN: District marks World Toilet Day
|Field Coordinator, Ghana Wash Project|| |
The Aowin District Assembly in collaboration with Ghana Wash Project, a non-governmental organisation has commemorated World Toilet Day in the District.
The day, which is marked every 19thNovember, was organized in Amonie, one of the Ghana Wash Project catchemnet communities, with a ground durbar.
Mr.CudjoeAzumah, field Coordinator for the project, delivering a speech said the NGO is aimed at assisting household with latrines, hand dug wells, boreholes as well as promoting proper hygienic practices.
He said plans were underway in the Aowin and Suaman districts to provide 661 households with toilet facilities and 19 wells and boreholes in various communities.
He said the NGO currently operates in Ghana 5 regions and 200 communities in the country.
Mr.Azumah challenged the Aowin and Suaman district assemblies to resource the environmental health unit to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation to improve sanitation within the district.
The District Environmental Health Officer of Aowin, Mr. J.A. Frimpong, speaking on behalf of the Aowin Chief Executive, Mr. Oscar Ofori Larbi said hygiene and sanitation were prudent elements which humans could not do away with hence the need to put measures in place to improve on it.
He advised the people to wash their hands with soap and water after visiting the toilet and before eating.
“Open defecation and pollution of water bodies should be stopped. Refuse damps should not be sited very close to the communities and cultivate the habit of keeping your environment clean,” he added.
Mr.Frimpong cautioned landlords and landladies to ensure that each household has a latrine or water closet. He said the district assembly would enforce the by-laws and anyone who falls short would not go unpunished.
Nana AmoSika IV, Chief of Amonie was very grateful to the Aowin District Assembly and Ghana Wash Project for aiding his people in constructing household latrines and portable water facilities and called for inculcation of proper maintenance culture.
Wise Zah/Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/Ghanadistricts.com
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