open defecation
open defecation

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has awarded the Ayopia Gongadoore Community in the Bongo District for making a remarkable improvement in sanitation and hygiene.wpid-Open-defecation1.jpg

The community successfully implemented the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to end open defecation in the area.

The District Chief Executive for the Bongo District, Mr Ayamdor Alexis Adugdaa, consequently, presented a plaque and a citation on behalf of the Ministry to the Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional Area, Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyarum, to be presented to the leaders of Ayopia Gongadoore Community.

The presentation was done at the farmer?s day durbar organized by the District at Dua.

The DCE explained that the entire community had been awarded for the collective effort, commitment, and dedication that they all demonstrated to end open defecation.

He, therefore, impressed upon other communities in the District to follow suit by adopting the CLTS approach.

The DCE also appealed to the people to guard against the indiscriminate felling of trees and bush burning to protect the fragile environment and ensure that the effects of Climate Change did not make the environment worst.

On the Ebola Disease, the DCE stressed the need to intensify the public awareness campaign with a strong support from World Health Organization (WHO) and other partner organizations in order to increase the country?s level of preparedness.

Mr Adugdaa said as Christmas approached, there was the need for drivers and road users to be careful and admonished drivers plying the Bongo-Bolgatanga road to drive carefully and avoid speeding.

?We understand the Bolga-Bongo road is rough and so drivers should avoid alcohol, making phones calls while driving, and wrong overtaking,? he said.

?Let us practice defensive driving to prevent road accidents to save the souls of our mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters to make the Christmas accident free. Ghana needs everyone?.

The Paramount Chief lauded the efforts of the Ayopia Gongadoore Community for making the area proud and encouraged the other communities to end unhygienic and insanitary practices.

GNA

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