YEN.com.gh tells the story of how police recruits in the Upper East region are being exposed to snake bites whenever they go and answer to nature's call in the bush all because their toilet facilities don't have water to make them functional.
To be a police recruit in the Upper East region comes with grave risk with snake bites being the most feared.
A story is being told of how a police recruit at the Public Safety Training School (PPSTS) had his legs bitten by a snake while defecating in the bush at night since there are no water to run their toilet facilities in school.
Director of the police school, ACP Adusah Poku has revealed that he victim is currently responding to treatment after he was given anti-snake venom.
Revealing the challenge the school currently faces with the lack of water, the teacher revealed; "The only water we have is for their feeding and for their bathing. But for the flushing, we don’t have the water. So, they have to go into the bush to ease themselves.”
Meanwhile, authorities have advised all recruits to get a torch to lead the way when they are heading for the bush at night and a cutlass to use for burying the waste when they are done.
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