- A hardworking Ghanaian named Samuel Gyabah who grew up in Pokuase with limited and inadequate toilet facilities has made a great impact on his society
- Samuel had a microfinance job when he decided to give it all up and focus on doing something that would help his community
- Fast-forward and the man has championed a movement that has built over 4 000 proper toilet facilities in his community and beyond
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Samuel Gyabah, a young man who grew up in Pokuase where most residents did not have adequate restrooms and had to depend on few public toilets, has successfully built over 4 000 restrooms for the poor.
According to a news report gathered by Pamela Ofori-Boateng, a contributor for Ghanaweb.com, Samuel used to work in a microfinance company and then decided that he would acquire skills to help his community.
By an interesting turn of events, he met a man in 2012 who introduced and trained him on how to design and install biodigester toilets.
In 2013, he ditched his microfinance job and devoted all his time to eradicating open defecation and promoting good sanitation practices among his people.
Samuel started building biodigester toilet facilities on subsidy for schools and individuals. His sanitation armies set up in junior high schools trained students to adopt good sanitation practices.
In 2015, he was nominated for Reach for Change organised by Viasat 1 TV and emerged the winner of a GHc50,000 cash prize that enabled him to properly set up an office and recruit staff.
With the prize money, Samuel Gyabah has been able to help over 4 000 individuals, schools, and other entities to acquire adequate toilet facilities.
In another report, Ghanaian politician and businessman, Kennedy Agyapong, who represents Assin Central in parliament, has hinted there is another serious fire on the mountain regarding Ghanaian self-proclaimed 'men of God'.
Kennedy Agyapong has been on a spree to expose Ghanaian pastors who have hidden behind the name of God to perpetrate hideous deeds in their self-interests.
Justice Kweku Annan, the host of The Seat Show on Net2 TV who usually interviews Kennedy, spoke on the MP's behalf regarding the new fire they are about to unleash.
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