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Open Defecation still a problem in the Volta Region

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Chiefs, the media, religious and civil society organisations in the Volta Region have been called to join forces using religious norms to wash the incidence of Open Defecation (OD) in the region. About 50 percent of the population of the region was said to engage in the practice, with 31 percent doing so daily, Mr Ben Arthur, Executive Secretary of the Coalition of Non Governmental Organisation in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) observed at a workshop. The workshop, under the auspices of the Government of Ghana and United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) and the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme, was to encourage Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) drive in OD communities in the country.

Read more in Ghana Web 12th May 2013

Date: 12 May 2013