UNICIEF in partnership with the Chereponi district assembly has held a two day sanitation business exhibition in Chereponi, the district capital.
The Sanitation business exhibition was meant to showcase various models of latrines to the locals and also educate them on the need to own a household latrine.
The Sanitation trade fair which was on the theme “Get a Toilet and Make Chereponi an Open Defecation Free District” is part of strategies by the assembly and her partners to attain the ODF status before December 2019.
As part of the project, 30 local artisans were trained on how to use available local material to construct safe places of convenience.
Regional UNICIEF WASH consultant Ing Nana Kobea Bonso, addressing locals at the fair said UNICIEF was committed to improving basic sanitation in their operational areas owing to the many benefits associated with good sanitation.
He cited the recent polio alert by the Ghana Health Service as one of the diseases that can be managed and controlled by improved sanitation.
Ing Nana Kobea Bonso whilst pledging UNICIEF support to help the district achieve the ODF status before December encouraged locals to acquire and use the household latrines and wash their hands with soap and clean water.
Secretary to the Paramount Chief of Chereponi, Baba Yakah appealed to contractors working on various projects in the district to return to site since peace has been restored within the district.
He lamented that construction works on critical roads within the districts were halted in the wake of the recent communal violence in the district.
Baba Yakah assured that both Konkombas and Anofos have embraced peace and are currently living peacefully among themselves.