PROMOTION/EDUCATION OF HOUSEHOLD LATRINES-CLTS

The dependency on public latrines by residents in the district has existed for a very long time. This situation is very unfortunate since the provision of public places of convenience is not intended for house-hold use.

The reverse was therefore to encourage the promotion of ideal household latrines throughout the district so that public latrines would be left solely for people in transit. The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit therefore sought to embark on public health education in the district to promote the provision and ownership of latrines on their premises.The dependency on public latrines by residents in the district has existed for a very long time. This situation is very unfortunate since the provision of public places of convenience is not intended for house-hold use.

 

ACTIVITIES

During the period 2022, health education programmes were held in some of the communities aimed at discouraging residents from using public latrines, as a first step towards a total coverage of the programme in the district. The communities included the following:-

Akrofuom

Okyerekrom

Wamasi

Kokotenten

Dampayawmu

Amponyasi

Yaadome

Sikaman

Brofoyedru

Nkornsah

Grumesa

In all these communities, the people themselves, through interaction, enumerated the many advantages of having their own latrines on their premises. The disadvantages of residents using communal latrines were also discussed.

At the end of it all, and in all the communities where this programme was held, they were encouraged to opt for one’s own latrine on his own premises and, also advised not to hesitate to call on the Unit for technical advice.

 

CHALLENGES

  1. Transportation from Akrofuom to other communities is a challenge.
  2. Lack of financial support to poor households.
  3. Lack of Moto bicycle for monitoring

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