A Member of Parliament (MP) for the Atwima-Kwawoma Constituency in the Ashanti Region has asked for the public to appreciate the work of MPs that sees them build even public toilets for the constituencies they represent.
Mynewsgh.com reported that the MP, Dr Appiah Kubi states that toilet facilities are essential for the development of the communities and would also help in dealing with the open defecation menace in the country.
The lawmaker revealed that Ghana ranks second in the world among countries whose residents engage in open defecation.
He added that since MPs are not technically agents of development, Ghanaians need to be thankful if the MPs use their Common Fund share to build public toilets.
Last week, a Facebook post from Odeneho Stevenson alleged that the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Atwima-Nwabiagya, Benito Owusu-Bio, views the toilet facility as part of an agenda of "Fulfilling Our Promise".
Public toilet facilities are usually referred to as the Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP) although a KVIP is technically different from the water-closets that are put up these days.
Historically, Ghanaian politicians and indeed politicians everywhere, have forced to take the credit for successes they deem necessary to their legacy.
But many Ghanaians. especially on Facebook did not take kindly to the celebration of building a public toilet with most people assuming they are the least of achievements worth announcing.
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