Open defecation Government secures $100m for household toilets in Accra

President Mahama made this known during an interaction with the Ga Wulomei as part of his “Changing lives, transforming Ghana” tour of the Greater Accra Region on Tuesday.

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Government has secured a $100-million facility for the provision of household toilets in Accra to enhance sanitation, President John Dramani Mahama has said.

President Mahama made this known during an interaction with the Ga Wulomei as part of his “Changing lives, transforming Ghana” tour of the Greater Accra Region on Tuesday.

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Ghana has been ranked second after Sudan in Africa for open defecation, with five million Ghanaians not having access to any toilet facility.

The country has also been performing poorly with sanitation coverage of only 15 percent, making the practice of open defecation a key sanitation challenge because people do not have access to key basic facilities.

The poor sanitation issues has cost the country $79million a year and also posed the greatest danger to human health, particularly for the most vulnerable, including young children.

The development has been attributed to many factors, especially the lack of toilets in many homes.

But, briefing the spiritual leaders of the Ga State on what the government was doing to improve Accra's development, President Mahama gave the assurance that various projects, from roads to health, education, water, among other facilities, will be undertaken to improves the lives and welfare of the people.

He further expressed gratitude to the traditional authorities for the support they had given the government.

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