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Volta Region set to tackle sanitation concerns


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By Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA

Ho, July 20, GNA – Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the
Volta Regional Minister, has directed all Municipal and District Assemblies
(MDAs) in the region to attach importance to environmental health and
sanitation issues in their areas of operation.

He said it was worrying to note that the
region was ranked among the lowest in sanitation and asked the assemblies to
make the ac

By Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA

Ho, July 20, GNA – Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the
Volta Regional Minister, has directed all Municipal and District Assemblies
(MDAs) in the region to attach importance to environmental health and
sanitation issues in their areas of operation.

He said it was worrying to note that the
region was ranked among the lowest in sanitation and asked the assemblies to
make the acquisition of a final disposal site for fecal matter and solid waste
a priority to improve sanitation.

Dr Letsa, who was speaking at the first
Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) meeting in Ho, said the region had decided
to tackle poor sanitation vigorously and called for the support of all.

He asked the MDAs to lead the campaign by
educating and enforcing regulations on the use of domestic waste bins for
refuse disposal at home to avoid over reliance on public waste containers.

Dr Letsa also urged them to enforce sanitation
bye-laws and resource the environmental and health units to work effectively.

He promised to ensure that all assemblies
“vigorously pursued” the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programme
towards achieving Open Defecation Free status (ODF).

GNA


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