Thousands Of Residents In Kumasi Join Long Queues To Access Toilet Facility

Thousands Of Residents In Kumasi Join Long Queues To Access Toilet Facility

A report by the Water and Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP), a UK non-profit organisation indicates that more than 40 percent of houses at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region do not have toilet facilities - a development which has seen many residents in Kumasi queue long hours before getting access to a toilet facility.

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Ashanti Regional Project Manager for  WSUP, Ebenezer Atsuga in an interview with the Mirror has revealed that the depressing development has convulsed his outfit to begin a five-year compound sanitation strategy as part of efforts to ensure residents have access to toilet facilities and that the project is expected to see about a hundred thousand residents gain access to sanitation facilities in the next  five years.

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The lack of toilet facilities is documented to been the main causative factor to the prevalence in Cholera outbreaks over the as the Ashanti, in 2014 remained the second leading regional capital having to bear with the spread and fatalities related to the outbreak with the Greater Accra Region been the hardest hit with over 6000 recorded cases.

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