Volta chiefs join ODF campaign

Some chiefs in the Volta Region have joined the campaign against open defecation with the institution of fines and sanctions against sanitation offenders.

Last year, some sanitation offenders were fined plastic chairs and bags of cement for their communities, Mr Richard Ahiagbede, Volta Regional Director, Environmental Health and Sanitation told the Ghana News Ageny.

He said the chiefs had adopted the Community-led total Sanitation concept in helping to enforce sanitation laws in the communities.

Mr Ahiagbede said in view of that commitment and support, his outfit was targeting the declaration of 87 more communities as Open Defecation Free (ODF) in the year.

He said in 2016, 107 communities were declared ODF in 14 districts namely Ho Municipal, Kadjebi, Kpando, Akatsi South, Ketu North, Adaklu, Ho West, Hohoe, North Dayi, Ketu South, Akatsi North, South Dayi, Biakoye, and Keta.

Source: GNA

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