Eradicating the dehumanizing practice of open defecation in Cape Coast remains key on the agenda of the headship of the metropolis as the Oguaa Traditional Council under the leadership of its President, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II is installing toilet facilities along the beaches.
The facility which is known as the “Digni- loo" that is the Dignify Loo receptor is to complement efforts at reducing the demeaning practice of open defecation.
Thirty digni-loos will be sited at various points along the beaches of the metropolis from Ekon to Abakam.
This move is in fulfilment of an earlier pledge by the Oguaamanhen in April this year to provide toilet facilities to end the practice while educating the people on the harmful effects of open defecation.
At the Emintsimadze Palace on Wednesday, Chief of Abura, Nana Kojo Addai II told ATL FM News the facility is a timely intervention to improve the sanitation situation in the metropolis.
The Digni-Loo is durable, affordable plastic slab that serves as an alternative to basic sanitation options for households. A sanitation specialist, Alex Amofa, from Global Communities, designers of the facility, explained the facility consists of three main components; the slab, that is the entrance of the toilet when mounted, the drum which is used to secure the walls of the pit and the PVC pipes (Vent pipes) to ensure that any stench produced goes out of the latrine. He said the digni-loo is easy to maintain.
The sanitation specialist advised residents of Cape Coast to utilize the facility and preserve the beach line.
By: Aba Aikins/ATL FM News