Bathing and Toilet facilities

Bathing facilities

It can be seen from Table 8.10 that there are three most used bathing facilities in the District which constitute over two-thirds of all bathing facilities. They include, shared separate bathroom in the same house (30.8%), own bathroom for exclusive use (29.6%), and shared open bathing cubicle (15.5%). The proportion of dwelling units that use a private open cubicle as a bathroom is 22.4 percent, with only 0.3 percent using the public bath house. About 9.3 percent of the households use bathroom in another house. Open space around the house is used as a bathroom by 8.0 percent of households in the district. The proportions of dwelling units that bath in river/pond/lake/dam and through other means constitute the least percentage 0.1 percent in each case in the district

 Toilet facilities

The distribution of the main types of toilet facilities used by households in the district is presented in Figure 8.3. The main types of toilet facility used by households in the district are public toilet (36.9%) and pit latrine (36.5%). About 19 percent of households have no toilet facility whiles 4.4 percent use KVIP and 2.7 the W.C.

Method of Waste Disposal

The method of solid and liquid waste disposal in the district is shown in Table 8.12. The commonest form of solid waste disposal among the households is public dump (open space) 64%. Close to 12 percent of the households in the District dump solid waste indiscriminately (11.9%). About 12 percent (11.9%) of the solid wastes from households are also disposed off in public dump (containers). About two percent (2.2%) of solid waste from households is collected by either waste management companies or individuals from the dwelling units. This gives an indication that waste collection system is not yet established in the District. Some households (3.5%) burn their solid waste. Another 5.2 percent bury theirs while 1.4 percent use several methods of solid waste disposal classified as other.


The table also provide information on the forms of liquid waste disposal in the District. It can be observed that close to 95 percent of the households throw away their liquid waste indiscriminately and this includes those thrown onto the compound (54.9%), thrown onto the street/outside (30.5%) and thrown into gutters (8.7%). Waste disposal through the sewerage (0.7%), through drainage system into gutter (4.4%) and through drainage into a pit or soak away (0.6%) are comparatively safer means of liquid waste disposal.

people to access internet services. With the advancement in technology, people are able to access the internet through mobile devices instead of the fixed line internet facilities.

Table 5.1 shows that, of the population 12 years and older in the Upper Denkyira West District, only 435 representing 1.1 percent use the internet. This contrasts with the regional average of seven percent. Whiles about two percent (1.5%) of males aged 12 years and older use the internet, only 0.7 percent of their female counterparts use the internet.

Household Ownership of Desktop or Laptop Computers

Table 5.2 presents data on laptop or desktop computers ownership by households in the Upper Denkyira West District. One out of fifty (2%) households in the own a laptop or desktop computer which compares with one out of 19 households (5.3%) in the region generally. Two percent of male headed households own a computer compared to 1.1 percent female headed households.

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