The Loyal Ladies Association of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL LA) yesterday in Accra donated 10 household toilet facilities, worth GHc 11,000, to 10 households in the Chorkor district as part of its 30th anniversary celebration.

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The Loyal Ladies Association of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL LA) yesterday in Accra donated 10 household toilet facilities, worth GHc 11,000, to 10 households in the Chorkor district as part of its 30th anniversary celebration.

The year long celebration under the theme "Inclusiveness in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Leaving no one behind" was geared towards reducing open defecation and contributing to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6.

Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources in her keynote address lauded the association for their attempt in improving the hygienic conditions in Chorkor and hoped that the beneficiaries would make use of the facilities.

She noted that the environment in Chorkor was in a deplorable state with residents openely defecating in open drains and in the sea.

Mrs Dapaah therefore charged resident to desist from this practice, to keep a watchful eye and to report those who defecate at inappropriate places.

She lauded the attepts by the Chorkor traditional council for their numrous attempts in curbing this menace adding that if the attitutdes of the residents were not changed the menace would continue.

The minister who also launched the anniversary celebration of the GWCL LA, pleaded with the beneficiaries to adopt good maintanance cultures to keep the facilities clean.

"Keep it clean and hygienic or we will take them from you," she warned.

Mrs Juliana Amponsah-Asiamah, National President of the GWCL Ladies Association in her address said, the beneficiaries of the facilities were among the less privileged in society and were handpicked based on family size, financial and physical disabilities.

She noted that as part of the celebrations, the regional branches were also extending support to other areas that needed some form of support.

Mrs Amponsah-Asiamah added that the association would continue to donate and implement projects to help the less privileged in society.

The facilities were constructed beside each house and was accompanied by tissue paper and dissinfectants.
   Story by AFANOU PHILMS
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