DCE vows to end open defecation
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Bongo, Peter Ayamga Ayinbisa has reaffirmed his commitment to end open defecation across all communities in the district.

Date Created : 4/25/2018 4:53:05 AM : Story Author : Irene Danso

In this end, the Assembly, he said, has re-launched a campaign against open defecation which will offer rewards to Assembly members who would work hard to ensure that their electoral areas are declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the year 2019.

The DCE disclosed that the Assembly had made efforts to finalize a draft sanitation by-laws for approval to enable it offer stiffer punishments to sanitation offenders.

He expressed regret that only 29 out of 168 communities in the District had been declared ODF, adding that the Assembly had collaborated with development agencies including UNICEF Ghana, Water Aid Ghana and USAID SPRING to improve sanitation.

He noted that 75 per cent of the population in the Region practiced Open defecation, a situation which could increase preventable diseases like malaria, cholera and typhoid.

He used the occasion to commend Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyarum, Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional Area and his elders for their efforts in implementing the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in some communities, and said access to potable water and good sanitation were part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were of major concern to the District