- Chiefs at KEEA in the Central Region are withholding the marriage certificate of grooms-to-be
- These chiefs say men intending to marry must first on their own toilet facility
All men hoping to get married at the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) Municipal Assembly in the Central region would have to have a toilet facility in their homes.
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This is according to the chiefsf the municipality who insist that men would be denied their marriage certificates if they fail to provide ownership of a toilet facility.
The directive by the chiefs has been described as an infringement of natural rights of men, but these chiefs insist this move forms part of efforts to address issues of open defecation in the area.
“You go to some rural areas people try to build a single room and start life with. With the single room they think they are worthy of marriage and so they go in for a wife and now we are saying that apart from the single room you need to get a toilet and kitchen as a basic facility in the house and it yielded much success,” sanitation officer, Alex Damptey reveals. READ ALSO: Never marry her when you see these 7 signs
Open defecation remains one of the key sanitation challenges in Ghana. In fact, most cases of Diarrhoea, Cholera and Typhoid have largely been blamed on open defecation. This development has seen government come up with the one-household-one-toilet initiative.
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