By Benjamin Akoto, GNA
April 17, GNA – The Armaaman Mantse, Barima
Armaakwaafio II, has built a 20 seater toilet and bath facility for the people
in his community near Asamankese in the Eastern Region.
facility is intended to aid the community members and enhance good sanitation
practices and address open defecation in Armaaman and its environs.
It will also
prevent cholera, typhoid and other related sicknesses which come as a result of
unhygienic practices and indiscriminate defecation in the open.
facility has 10 male and 10 female places of convenience as well as 10
bathrooms, five each for males and females and a bedroom, kitchen and an
people at the commissioning ceremony, Barima Armaakwaafio II said they would
charge GH¢1.00 and 0.50 pesewas for the bath and toilet facilities
respectively to raise funds to pay workers, maintain the facility and pay
He said the
deplorable nature of roads in the district was contributing to the reduction in
revenue collection as the farmers could not take their produce to the market
centres to sell for the assembly to take tax from them.
The Upper West
Akim District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Eugene Sackey said the assembly in
partnership with the Ghana First company is constructing 30 pieces of modern
toilet facility in the district to help promote good sanitation activities.
He said the
assembly would continue to liaise with the traditional authorities to bring
development to the communities and indicated that there was an on-going
electricity extension project in the district of which Armaakrom and Atokrom
The Member of
Parliament (MP) for Upper West Akim Constituency, Mr Derick Asifu Bekeo said
development was not the responsibility of an individual or government alone but
a collective responsibility of all citizens.
He said there
was the need for institutions to create the enabling environment to serve as a
platform for investors and philanthropist to support the communities.
He said, mostly
support from the corporate bodies and philanthropists supported and
complemented the efforts of the government in diverse ways.
He urged the
community members to continue sustaining the peace that the people were
enjoying in the district to enhance development.