It was a pleasure talking to you Mr. Affail Monney few minutes ago. As discussed, IT?S TIME TO PUT AN END TO OPEN DEFECATION!!!

defecationWe cannot have scores of our fellow countrymen and women dying from Cholera year in year out!!!

We need all hands on deck to send the strongest message to all, particularly to our DCEs and MCEs!? As you can see from the , this is a very shameful national canker, prevalent particularly on our entire beach front and I am glad the GJA has agreed to host a press conference on this matter on Friday September 19, 2014.

In West Africa, Ghana is NUMBER 1 in open defecation, and we are SECOND in Africa, second only to war thorn South Sudan!!!! Yes, South Sudan!!!? Can you imagine that????????????

Thanks, Honorable Gomashie.? Apart from yourself, concerned citizens and CSOs taking up the battle, I see that the Minister of Local Government and the President himself are making a big push?

What they need now is to ?put fire behind the behinds (pardon my French)? of DCEs and MCEs to do their work?

As far as we of NShoreNA are concerned, the buck (of waste management) stops with the DCEs and MCEs, and also the Traditional Rulers? I believe if the President gave an ultimatum to all MCEs and DCEs to see to it that not a single person is doing open defecation in their districts, or they will lose their jobs, they will be up and doing?

In addition, we have to give ourselves up to the end of this year, as grace period for all houses, shops, beaches, schools etc etc to build toilet facilities, and come January 1, 2015, there will be absolutely no open defecation.

If you are caught doing it, you will be dealt with most severely!!!? The penalty must be well communicated and know to all! We must then task all Assemblies to work with the Police, and for the beaches, with the Fisheries Enforcement Unit, made up of the Navy and the Marine Police and the Fisheries Commission, to make sure all forms of open defecation are stopped! I hear in places like Adabraka, they do it in their bathrooms and use the bath water to wash it into open drains!!!?

This must STOP!!!

From the NShoreNa team, and with you as our indefatigable champion, we are very happy to focus on the beaches and work with the Fisheries Enforcement Unit and the coastal communities to make open defecation a thing of the past.? We are happy the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Ministry of Fisheries and Aqua Culture, the Fisheries Enforcement Unit, ?Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Hen Mpoana, GJA, MUSIGA, the Clean Ghana Team, Channel Two, Citi FM, Daily Graphic, etc, ?and passionate individuals like Joselyn ?Dumas are all on board!!!


We can STOP it? Let?s STOP it?

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