The Afram Plains Development Organisation (AFDO), a Non- Governmental organisation has marked its 31st anniversary with ‘World Toilet Day’ celebration at Adiemra in the Afram Plains North District.
The celebration also formed part of the organisation’s social responsibilities to promote good personal hygiene among the people of Adiemra, Donkorkrom and its environs.
The team walked through the principal streets of Donkorkrom through to Adiemra with placards some of which read: ‘Let toilet be your priority’, Stop open defecation now’.
They also met the chiefs and people in the community, clinic and schools to educate them on the need to have toilet facilities in their homes to reduce the problem of open defecation in the area.
Speaking on the theme “One household, one toilet”, Mr. Ayo Modoc, the Founder and the Executive Chairman for the organisation said there was the need for every household to construct toilet facility in their homes to help maintain good personal hygiene.
He added that with this practice, community members would be able to keep their environment clean to avert any form of diseases in the future.
He said to ensure that every household had access to toilet facility in their homes, the organisation has introduced varieties of toilet types at a very cheaper cost and urged them to choose what they could afford in order to own one.
Mr. Modoc assured that the organisation would soon be providing more boreholes for the community to curb the scarcity of water in the area.
To promote Information, Communication Technology (ICT) education in the Adiemra community, he said the organisation has plans of providing an ICT centre for students to enable them have access to computers.
He therefore entreated the community members to organise communal labour in the area to ensure a disease free environment for good health.
Nana Ama Attah Owusua, the Queen mother of Adiemra commended the NGO for the awareness creation and promised to enforce laws that would enable every household to at least construct a temporal structure to be used as toilet.
She pleaded that the organisation speed up with the provision of water for the community since the absence of it had affected school attendants among school children.
She entreated the organisation to frequently monitor projects provided to communities to ensure that, they were properly maintained by the community members.
The Afram Plains Development Organisation (AFDO) is a professional non- governmental organisation (NGO) established in 1986 to spearhead developmental projects in the fields of education, sanitation, health and agriculture.