NGOs assisting five communities
Plan Ghana, an NGO operating in the Bawjiase area, is assisting the people of five communities in the area to construct a number of improved household pit latrines.
The communities are Aboano, Obo Yambo, Kofikum, Otweikaa and Gomoa Odumasi.
Twenty-seven of such toilets had been completed and were inaugurated on Tuesday at Obo Yambo and Aboano.
The facilities that were built with local materials were supervised by Professional Network (PRONET) also an NGO based in Accra, with the beneficiary people offering communal labour.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony the Country Director of Plan Ghana, Mr. Samuel Paulos, said the project, the first in the area, is a six-month pilot project.
He urged community leaders in the area to ensure that most households acquire their own latrines and continue to maintain clean environment.
The Southern Sector Manager of Plan Ghana, Mrs. Emelia Allan, commended the people of the two communities for their contribution towards the successful completion of the facilities and urged the other communities emulate their example.
The District Chief Executive for Agona East, Mr. Denise Frimpong, thanked the NGOs for going to the aid of the communities.
He promised that the assembly would provide roofing sheets to communities yet to complete their project.
The country Director later presented two wheel barrows, three shovel, four rakes and two pick-axes each, to the people of Obo Yambo and Aboano two help maintain a clean environment.