A number of 35 project schools in the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly have benefited from the 35 toilets and hand washing facilities project.
The toilet projects were undertaken by government with full sponsorship from Vitens Evides International, a water operator company from the Netherlands that helps water companies in developing countries expand their capability by access to safe drinking water and proper sanitary facilities.
The organisation is not only constructing new facilities but integrating children with training programmes to promote hygiene and proper sanitary practices in the metropolis.
The commissioning and handing over of the facilities was held on Friday at the St. Monica’s JHS in Cape Coast with the various basic school heads and pupils in the assembly in attendance.
Cross section of students who were present at the function
At the commissioning ceremony, the CEO of Viten Evides, Marco Schouten explained the deprived and poor sanitary conditions of young children in the central region inspired the sponsorship.
CEO of Viten Evides, Marco Schouten addressing the gathering
Chairman for the ceremony, the paramount chief of the Oguaa traditional area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II expressed appreciation to Vitens Evides for the initiative and said the gesture has come in due time as the metropolis makes conscious efforts to combat open defecation.
Omanhen of Oguaa traditional area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II was there as the chairman for the ceremony
He advised the beneficiaries to put the facilities to good use and practise a good maintenance culture.
By: Vera Siripi/ATL FM News