File photo: A toilet facility

As the world marks World Toilet Day Tuesday, the Environmental Health Officer at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has given landlords up to six months to provide household toilets for tenants or face legal action.

The KMA, Luv FM and Nhyira FM have constituted Sanitation Enforcement Team that has been identifying and prosecuting landlords and institutions which direct faecal matter into drains in Kumasi. 

This follows the KMA’s realisation that about 40 per cent of residents in Kumasi have no household toilets. And out of this number, 20% share public toilets while the remaining 20% defecate in the open.

Environmental Health Officer of the KMA, Isaac Bassanyin said the assembly is liaising with some financial institutions to provide soft loans to landlords to provide household toilets.

This year’s ‘World Toilet Day’ is being marked under the theme; ‘Leaving no one Behind.’

‘World Toilet Day’ is a United Nations observance day marked annually on November 19.

The purpose is to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

Source: Ghana | Luv FM | Erastus Asare Donkor