Yaw Nsarkoh, the Executive Vice President of Unilever Ghana and Nigeria, has criticized the notion of Ghana's supposed development.
According to him, for a country that has been ranked 2nd after Sudan in open defecation points to the underdevelopment of the country.
By the statistics, it would mean one in every five Ghanaians are practicing the unsanitary habit.
Speaking at a monthly symposia of Achimota School, on the theme:A nation divided…that all may be one, Mr Nsarkoh cemented his thoughts with a quote from the Chief Officer at the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) stating, "WASH estimates that Ghana will take 500 years to eliminate the practice due to the slow pace at which strategies, laws and interventions are being implemented. I am being deliberately provocative; on sanitation as in other matters, we are a people divided."
Mr Nsarkoh further noted that by the words of WASH, it is obvious that Ghana is an 'open defecation country (ODC)'.
He also stated, "A pathetic outcome of the first order. I am being deliberately provocative; on sanitation as in other matters, we are a people divided. Some, the few, live in glamour; others, the many in fact, live in squalor."
He therefore called on all stakeholders, especially those in the sanitation sector to work together to curb this terrible habit.