Bekwai Municipal Assembly on Friday, 19th November, 2021 commemorated the World Toilet Day at the Amoafo Community Park. This is to observe and celebrates toilets and also raise awareness on the importance of owning a household toilet in communities. It was celebrated under the theme “Stop open Defecation, own a household Latrine Now.  Let’s play our part in a COVID Era.”

The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Kwaku Kyei Baffour stated in his speech that in order to maintain a safe hygiene in our municipality, the populace should make sure every household owns a toilet facility to help improve upon the sanitation situation in the municipality. He advised that, sanitation should be a priority to the community members.

The Municipal Environmental Health Analyst Mr. Eric Cudjoe advised that community members should value toilets because “Life without a toilet is dirty, dangerous and undignified” so all should have toilets in their homes to minimize the spread of communicable diseases such as cholera, typhoid, etc to have a safe and hygienic environment.

The Queen mother of Amoafo Community expressed her gratitude to the Municipal Assembly for choosing Amoafo Community to make the commemoration of World Toilet Day.  She advised the community members on the disadvantages and health effects of open defecation in the community, if they do not stop practising it.

She again pleaded with the MCE to support them in building a public toilet in the community, for visitors that comes there during occasions.  She further assured that she will advise the community especially those who do not own a household toilet to have it now in order to break the chain of infectious diseases such as typhoid, cholera etc.

Lastly, the toilet engineer Mr. Philip Barnie was also given the platform to deliver his speech. He explained to gathering the Morden Toilets Facilities that can help any type of soil or land in the community irrespective of the size of the land as well. He explained the types of toilet systems which is less costly and affordable for every household to own a toilet and it doesn’t matter the size of the land.


Source: Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit, BMA

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