Meanwhile Director of Public Health at the Ghana health service, Badu Sarkodie has called for the urgent need to address the inequalities when it comes to accessing toilet facilities in the country.
According to him, adequate steps must be taken to provide adequate toilet facilities and other basic amenities to citizens in key areas such as schools, hospitals and homes
Though the last cholera outbreak recorded in the country was in 2016, he says the country is still at risk of losing more lives to this epidemic as open defecation is practiced nationwide due to lack of toilets.
GHANA AT RISK OF ACHIEVING SDG GOAL 6 – WATER AID COUNTRY DIRECTOR
As Ghana strives to achieve Goal 6 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which seeks to improve sanitation and access to drinking water as well as increase investment in sanitation facilities Country director of Water Aid Mohammed Abdul Nashiru is worried the country might not be able to attain this target by 2030.
According to him, the level of commitment shown by leaders to make this target a reality is not satisfactory and therefore indicated that the toilet for health forum is a wake up especially for leaders and citizens as well.
He applauded GHOne TV for taking keen interest in an area often neglected by many.
PARTICIPANTS UNHAPPY WITH ACTION PLAN BY STAKEHOLDERS
The toilet for health forum held by GHOne TV in conjunction with Water Aid successful end as stakeholders and participants especially from the health sector, policy makers and implementers joined the campaign to help raise awareness on the need for adequate toilet facilities across the country to promote water and sanitation hygiene for all.
But some participants were not satisfied with the action plan arrived at by stakeholders. According to them though they are laudable ideas, it can be essential only when implemented.
ENOUGH O F POLITICAL PROMISES; POLITICIANS MUST WORK- SUHUYINI
Member of Parliament for Tamale North Alhassaan Suhuyini has charged Ghanaians to hold politicians accountable for their actions and promises made to them.
According to the MP, many communities continue to remain underdeveloped because residents have fallen for promises made during political campaigns rather than finding lasting solutions to challenges faced in their communities.
At the toilet for health forum held by GHOne Tv in collaboration with international NGO Water Aid, Alhassan Suhuyini said residents should put their politicians to work rather than working for them.