- The district chief executive of Asuogyaman, Samuel Agyekum, has revealed plans are in place to deal with the challenge of open defecation
- Agyekum explained that bye-laws have been introduced to deal with the menace and therefore called on the chiefs and local leaders to support the initiative
- He passed the comments during the inauguration of a 10-seater toilet facility on Friday, August 2, 2019
The district chief executive (DCE) of Asuogyaman, Samuel Agyekum, has disclosed that there are now bye-laws to deal with open defecation.
In his opinion, the sanitation issues in the district are now hanging in a balance as open defecation has become a major source of worry.
He added that the bye-laws are intended to clamp down on the menace in the area.
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The plan was revealed as Agyekum inaugurated a 10-seater toilet facility on Friday, August 2, 2019.
The facility, which has 10 seats, is valued at GHC70,000 and has basins for washing hands.
He declared, per a report by graphic.com.gh, that those caught openly defecating would be dealt with in line with the law.
Agyekum therefore called on the assembly to team up with the chiefs as well as the local leaders to help deal with issues of open defecation.
The challenge, he noted, is not only a blot on the image of the district, but comes with adverse health implications.
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In other news, Germany is set to grant Ghana an amount of €5 million (GHc29m) to construct a plant to produce electricity from waste.
YEN.com.gh understands that the unit would have a capacity of 400kW and construction is set to start on October 1, 2019.
The project would take four years and is therefore expected to be completed by September 1, 2023.
The prime objective behind the project is the transformation of waste into energy, with the use of hybrid solar photovoltaic, biogas and pyrolysis systems.
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