Kadjebi District in collaboration with World Vision Celebrates World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is an official United Nations international observation day commemorated on 19th November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. Worldwide, 4. 2 billion people live without safely managed sanitation and around 673 million people practice open defecation. 

 World Vision Ghana commemorated the day by holding a durbar in Dodo Pepesu Community in line with the SDG 6. The SHEP Club from Dodo Pepesu primary school enacted a play in relation to the theme “Sanitation and Ground Water, making the invisible visible”. The drama highlighted the negative consequences of open defecation and how it affects ground water. Again, the SHEP Club composed a song in the local dialect (ewe) to portray the importance of owning a household latrine. This caught the admiration of all present.

A speech was delivered on behalf of World Vision Cluster Manager (Edward Owulah) by the District SHEP Coordinator. The speech revealed that World Vision had planned to renovate one latrine and build a new latrine in a CHPS compound under the WASH in communities and institutions against schistosomiasis project. This is an important project because communities without safe toilet threatens everyone’s health since poor sanitation contaminates drinking water- sources, rivers, and food crops, spreading deadly diseases especially among children.

Further, speeches were delivered by the District Chief Executive, Paramount Chief of the traditional Area, and Environmental Health officer with emphasis on communities’ commitment in the construction of household latrines to tackle the sanitation crisis and the management of ground water.

Commemoration of this year’s World Toilet Day was drawing the attention of the District and stakeholders to the fact that if faces are not well disposed, and treated it would lead to the contamination of ground water.

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