The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) Ladies Association provided ten new toilet facilities to low-income residents of Chorkor in Accra. GWCL Ladies reached out to help reduce the problem of open defecation and contribute to SDG 6.

The gift was made in commemoration of the Association’s 30th anniversary, which was themed ‘Inclusiveness in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Leaving no one behind’.

President of Ghana Water Company Ladies Association Mrs. Julian Amponsah-Asiamah explained that the Chorkor community was chosen because of the high risk of cholera emanating from poor sanitation practices.

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs. Cecilia Dapaah advised parents to desist from defecating openly in public places because it had a negative impact on tourism besides its health implications. She encouraged parents to teach their children the proper use of toilet facilities and to refrain from defecating into plastic bags and disposing them off at the beachside and elsewhere.

Credits: Eric Nii Sackey