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Ghana: 80 Percent of Kpandai Communities Declared Open Defecation Free.

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Ghana: 80 Percent of Kpandai Communities Declared Open Defecation Free.

Kpandai — The Kpandai District Assembly in the Northern Region has chalked success in the area of sanitation as several communities in the district have been declared Open Defecation Free (OPF).

This has been possible as a result of the UNICEF support to the communities in the district to put up household toilets under its Community-led Total Sanitation project.

The project, whose primary focus is to end open defecation in the country offered financial support in the form of loans to the residents to construct toilets in their homes.

A visit to the district by Ghanaian Times at the weekend revealed that every single household in most of the communities in the area has at least a toilet facility.

The chief of Tikarini, Ndiga commended UNICEF for the tireless effort in transforming their community.

He maintained that the UNICEF support did not only address the sanitation challenges, but it had help improved their economic status significantly.

The chief revealed that many of the people in the community were always spending much of their time and resources in treating themselves in the clinics due to poor nature of the environment.

He indicated that the resources that were spent on medical bills were now being channeled to investments such as farming and livestock rearing.

A resident of Tikarini, Paul Inkagbe in an interaction with the Ghanaian Times said the construction of toilet facilities in the area had brought dignity to them, stressing that both men and women used to see each other’s nakedness, thanks to UNICEF these disgraceful scene is a thing of the past.

He revealed that he had been ‘chased’ by reptiles on several occasions when he attempted to attend to nature’s call in the bush when there were no toilets.