Landlords urged to build household latrines to discourage open defecation

Open Defecation
Open Defecation

Mr John Asamani, the Techiman North Environmental Health Officer, has called on landlords in the district to provide house-hold latrines in their houses to curb open defecation.

He said prospective house owners must also ensure the provision of toilets not only for themselves but for all tenants in their houses.

Mr Asamani said this when embarked on a house-to-house educational campaign at Krobo, Tuobodom (District capital), Chemera and Tanoboase in the Brong-Ahafo Region to educate house owners on the sanitation challenges in the District.

He said the campaign was very essential because a number of the people in some of the communities have refused to heed to the campaign by environmental officers against open defecation and other improper sanitation practices.

Mr Asamani said the situation was creating environmental challenges could lead to the outbreak of communicable diseases.

The provision of household latrines would minimise and help eliminate the incidence of open defecation and help make the environment clean, he said.

Mr Asamani warned against littering of the environment and dumping of rubbish into gutters adding that offenders would be arrested and prosecuted.

He appealed to stakeholders, especially traditional rulers and assembly members to support and embrace environmental health activities.

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