The Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem [KEEA] Municipal Assembly has celebrated six  communities in the municipality for attaining open defecation free status.
The communities include Aduko, Saman Abotar Park, Domproase, Kampromu, and two others.
According to the Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Alex Damptey, the celebration was not only to commend these communities for embracing the assembly’s vision of ridding the municipality off open defecation but also serve as worthy examples for other communities to emulate.
Mr. Damptey indicated that the concept to eradicate open defecation is a community led total sanitation programme.
“The initiative is taken by the assembly but the programme is owned by the community members. The assembly only tries to motivate them to own toilet facilities but the other role the assembly played was to support them with the skills in constructing the toilet facilities. We actually trained artisans to provide the affordable toilets”.
Proper sanitation practices is huge challenge for communities in Ghana
Mr. Damptey also advised individuals and community members who have not yet attained the open defecation free status in the municipality to make sure they get toilet facilities in their homes latest by March, 2018.
With Central Region ranked fifth [5th] in the country in open defecation, most assemblies in the region are working to reverse the tag.
As part of the effort, the Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan has also set up a committee on sanitation, tasked with finding practicable solutions to addressing the sanitation challenges of the region.
Source: ATL FM NEWS