Poor sanitation causes Ghana $240 million each year

Poor sanitation causes Ghana $240 million each year

A report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that Ghana loses in excess of over $290 million dollars yearly  to poor sanitation.

Poor sanitation causes Ghana $240 million each year

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According to the report, these monies are been spent on cost of spending on clearing huge refuse within cities and health care as a result of the country's sanitation problems. On water the research revealed that six in ten households have access to safe water making up 60% of the population and a further three in 10 drink bottled or sachet water representing 30 percent of the entire population.

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The report follows recent concerns over the sanitation issues in Ghana with the nation's capital city of Accra described as one of the most dirtiest in the world.

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