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GOOD SANITATION: A COLLECTIVE DUTY

GOOD SANITATION: A COLLECTIVE DUTY

In response to the 2014 Ghanaian cholera outbreak, the National Sanitation Day was first declared on the November 1, by the government of Ghana.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines sanitation as the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces. Sanitation also refers to public health conditions related to clean drinking water and adequate treatment and disposal of human wastes and sewage.

Although the National Sanitation Day together with other measures have been put in place to solve the problem of sanitation, it has to be understood that sanitation is one of the crucial issues that needs much attention.

In the process of maintaining good sanitation, there is the need for the participation of every citizen in the country. Individuals in the country must play their respective roles like disposing waste materials at the appropriate places, keeping their environment neat at all time, desilting choked gutters and not loitering around.

The government must also play their part by providing convenient places for the disposal of waste materials, putting dustbins at vantage points across the country and enforcing the policies on sanitation.

In curbing sanitation challenges facing the country, every citizen must know that good sanitation is a duty of every individual in the country.

Story by: Amanda Quartey/pinkfmonlinegh.com

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