The Sunyani East Rotary Club in the Bono Region has handed over 41 micro flush toilet facilities at the cost of GH¢53,000 to the people of Fiapre and Tainso in the Sunyani West District.
The gesture formed part of the Club’s initiative at complementing the government’s efforts to improve water/sanitation and disease prevention in the areas benefiting from the projects.
The President of the Sunyani East Rotary Club, Rotarian Samuel Amemasor-Brooks, in his address at the handing over ceremony, said the main aim for providing so many toilets was to declare a major part of urban cities open defecation free.
The construction of the 41 units of micro flush toilets forms part of the first phase of the Clean Water and Sanitation project of the Club. A total of 24 of these toilets are sited in Fiapre, and the remaining 20 at Tainso.
Rotarian Amemasor-Brooks commended the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sunyani West, Mr. Martin Obeng, for sponsoring three more micro flush toilets from his private funds. “I highly commend the District Chief Executive for the Sunyani West District who offered to sponsor three more toilets for his people,” he said.
He urged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations to add their voices and resources to the call to eradicate open defecation in homes, and the country at large.
Mr. Martin Obeng, DCE for Sunyani West, appealed to the beneficiaries to ensure that the facility is always clean, and remember to wash their hands after using it.
A resident of Fiapre and a beneficiary, Madam Grace Pomaa, expressed her gratitude to Rotary Club and the Sunyani West District Assembly for providing them with the toilet facilities.
She gave the assurance that they would do their best to keep the toilets clean, and also put them to good use.