The Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has expressed worry over the lack of adequate household toilet facilities in the country.
She noted that this situation is a major setback in the fight against open defecation.
According to her, it is instructive and binding for each home to have a safely managed toilet, because it is a human right as declared by the United Nations.
While making an urgent call on people to pay critical attention to issues of sanitation in their immediate environs, she said the Ministry, has already initiated the construction of toilet projects through policies such as the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP).
She assured the general public of the Ministry’s commitment to ensuring that every household gets a toilet facility to help reduce the menace of open defecation.
“The ‘GAMA Project’ which was started in Greater Accra has contributed 57% with regard to the provision of household toilets. In fact, per the by-laws of the Assemblies, every house should have a toilet.
“It beats my imagination that in this 21st Century, we still have people with homes without toilets. That’s why we have introduced the bio-digesters; they need a small place to be fixed and one can cater for six people,” she said.
She prayed against any cholera or dysentery outbreak and stressed that “we want to save lives, we want people to be healthy; hence, the washing of hands and making sure you have a toilet in your home.”
“I am sure even after the project, the engineers are on hand to help families and homes that want to build some of these toilets in their homes,” she added.
- Police arrest man flogging toddler in viral video
- ‘Akufo-Addo must resign; he’s giving us too much headache’ – Kpebu
- Loans to become more expensive as BoG hikes policy rate to 24.5%
- Brother stands in as groom skips wedding to train
- BoG dollar auction: Demand outstrips supply by $72.2m as $1 hits ¢10.92
- Nigerian singer Teni gifts SHS teacher a car
- Social media users impressed with Black Sherif’s ‘The Villain I Never Was’
- Government using IMF as smokescreen to force its ‘austerity budget’ on Ghanaians – Martin Amidu
- Arrest all 3 men – Sonnie Badu tells police after man flogging toddler goes viral
- ‘Forget about votes; call Chairman Wontumi to account’ – Martin Kpebu to Akufo-Addo
- Ghana’s debt stock up ¢9bn to ¢402.4bn in July 2022 – BoG
- ‘ECG has not agreed to any percentages with Hubtel’ – ECG MD
- Court orders CID Boss to provide safety report on alleged bride killers
- There is too much uncertainty in the business environment – Twum Akwaboah
- Deputy Energy Minister, Amin Adam, appointed Board Chairman of New Producers Group
- Increasing monetary policy rate will not reduce inflation – Badu Aboagye
- Austerity is bad for economic growth – Prof. Charles Ackah
- The Central Bank’s policy a measure in the wrong direction – Prof. Charles Ackah
- Akosua Agyapong eulogises mom
- ‘Horrible and terrible’ – German Ambassador on illegal mining
- My vehicle was set ablaze on Samatex premises – Wontumi alleges
- FDA concurs with WHO’s caution against four substandard paediatric medicines found in The Gambia
- Livestream: PM Express business edition discusses impact of policy rate on businesses
- Gertrude Agyemang: Customer Service Week and the ECG prepaid meter challenge
- NDC has no evidence to prove my involvement in ‘galamsey’ – Ellembelle DCE