Lack of Toilets in Ghana, Citizens Defecate in Open
As a survey, the percentage of toilets in Ghana in 1990 was 6% and this percentage just increased to 15% till 2013. So it’s a panic situation for the government of Ghana. They have to work on it to get the goal of Millennium Development which demands 54% of development for public toilets in Ghana.
Today at Ghana World toilet day was celebrated and Mr. Debrah addressed to the public in that ceremony. Mr. Debrah is the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development in Ghana.
While he was addressing, he told that thirty-five percent of the citizens use toilets and on the other hand twenty-three percent of citizens that are living in backward areas of Ghana are defecating in the open air and the percentage is increasing day by day because there are less toilets and population is increasing.
Moreover, he gave a deadline to improve the percentage of toilets till 2015. Though they cannot fulfill the MDG of their nation, but they will try their best to improve toilet facility in rural and urban areas as well.
According to a report 5.9people excrete in the open air every day because they have no option left either they can defecate behind somebody’s house, bushes, shopping bags and side of rivers or streams.
As an estimate Ghana needs 1.5 billion dollars to meet the MDG of their nation. In Ghanaian currency it makes Ghc 2.2 billion to fulfill the goal of Millennium Development.
After that a student from the junior secondary school presented the lame situation of the toilets of different schools.
Many teachers and social workers were also present at the programme.
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