The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly in collaboration with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched social Norms campaign in schools in the metropolis. The campaign is part efforts to end open defecation and also improve sanitation in Tamale.
Addressing the staffs and pupils at ST, Joseph school in the metropolis, on Monday which also marked World Toilet Day celebration globally, the Chief field officer of UNICEF in Tamale, Madam Margaret Gwada admonished the pupils to add their voice to the campaign by discouraging their parents and community members from practicing open defecation in the communities.
She said the aimed of the social norms campaign is to send the message through the schools children to community members in the metropolis.
Madam Gwada indicated that UNICEF is supporting Government of Ghana to end open defecation thereby improving the sanitation situation in the country. She encouraged home owners in the metropolis to construct toilet facilities in their homes to end Open Defecation in the metropolis.
The chief filed officer also called on media practitioners in the metropolis to support the advocacy to ensure that TMA attained Open Defecation free status in 2019.