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Over 1.5m households still practise open defecation – Statistical Service

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has disclosed that about 1.5 million Ghanaian households do not have access to a toilet facility.
The onion sellers were moved to Adjen Kotoku in 2021 Source: Presidency

Onion sellers in open defecation at Adjen Kotoku

Scores of onion sellers relocated from the Agbogbogloshie area in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to Adjen Kotoku in the Ga West...

Narayana Support System construct toilet facility to end open defecation at Kabiti

Residents and traders at Kabiti, in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti Region have been advised to stop the practices of...

Open defecation rampant at Asiwa

Residents of Asiwa in the Bosomefreho District of the Ashanti Region defecate openly. This is because the district capital,...

Govt urged to put more effort into provision of toilet facilities to end open...

The government has been urged to put more efforts into provision of toilet facilities for existing households without toilets at Ashaiman and...

4700 communities declared open defecation-free – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia says under the tenure of the Akufo-Addo government, 4700 communities have been declared open-defecation free.

AMA arrests man for open defecation

A man in his mid twenties, identified only as Lukeman, has been arrested by the public health officers of the Accra Metropolitan...

Five arrested and ordered to desilt gutters for engaging in open defecation

A sanitation monitoring  taskforce in the Gomoa  East District  sub-metro  at Gomoa  Buduburam in the Central region  has arrested five people for...

Open defecation soars in schools

Data released by the coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) has revealed that public schools in the two hundred and...

Hweehwee RC teachers, students engage in open defecation

Both teachers and students of Wheewhee Roman Catholic Junior High School (JHS) in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region engage in open...

PHOTOS: World Vision helps to stem open defecation at Tong

World Vision Ghana has assisted several homes at Tong in the Karaga District of the Northern Region to construct enclosed pit latrines, leading to...

Six arrested for open defecation

The Environmental Sanitation Taskforce of the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly has arrested six persons for defecating in the open. The culprits were arrested at Effia No...

Open defecation as deadly as galamsey – Taskforce leader

A leader of the Open Defecation Taskforce is calling for the deployment of the military to fight the canker in the coastal belts of...

Open defecation: Tourists vow never to swim in Ghana’s ocean

Ghana will have to intensify the fight against open defecation or risks losing tourists which may eventually lead to the collapse of the tourism...

Hot audio: Assemblyman arrested for open defecation

Assemblyman of Sirbir Aweine Electoral area at Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrimin the Central Region has been arrested for defecating at the beach. The suspect, Samuel Cleran, according to...

Ketu South risk disease outbreak as open defecation intensify

Ongoing efforts to make the Volta Region a top ranking open defecation-free area in Ghana may not be fully realized if urgent measures are...

GH¢485 million needed to end open defecation

The government need to mobilise GH¢485 million to finance about 970,559 households who require some form of financing to own household latrines. This is based...

Ho at bottom of open defecation – Free league table

The Ho Municipality has been ranked 13th on the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) implementing districts’ Open Defecation-Free (ODF) League Table for the first half...

Akufo-Addo’s colleague opens up about their working relationship

A colleague of President Nana Akufo-Addo, Yaw Nsarkoh, has opened up about his working relationship with Him. To him,...

477 sanitation offenders were prosecuted in 2022 – AMA

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) through its Public Health Department successfully prosecuted 477 environmental health and sanitation offenders last year.

Bibiani-Lineso gets new toilet facility, borehole after ‘shit bombing’ incident

Open defecation has been a major program in the Bibiani township as some residents defecate indiscriminately. A few...

Girl missing for three days found alive inside well

A three-year-old girl, identified as Lydia Azatyom, was found inside an abandoned well three days after she went missing. 

Residents turn Bolgatanga stadium into toilet facility

Residents living near the Bolgatanga Sports Stadium in the Bolgatanga Municipality, Upper East Region, have turned the stadium into a place of...

Glefe Traditional Council partners US-based philanthropist to hold skills workshop

A one-day practical skills development workshop has been held for the youth and residents of the Glefe Traditional Area.

AMA prosecutes 115 persons for burning of waste, other sanitation offenses

A total of 115 persons have been prosecuted by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for failing to comply with its 2017 Sanitation...

Sanitation Minister charges Jospong Group to lead in Green Energy

The Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) has been charged to lead in the energy to waste sector also known as green energy.

EcoZoil decries filthy state of beaches in Ghana

EcoZoil, a subsidiary of Jospong Group of Companies (JGC), has decried the lack of regular cleanups of the country’s beaches over the...

Massive clean-up of landing sites along Volta Lake begins

The Ministry of Transport, in collaboration with ZOIL (ECOZOIL), has launched an exercise to clean all landing sites along the Volta Lake.

99 offending drivers arrested in Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) in collaboration with the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) task force has arrested 99 drivers for...

Abandoned NPP office in Kumasi now a den for criminals and reptiles

As the New Patriotic Party (NPP) battles with owners of its rented party office in the Ashanti Region, the party’s office complex...

Obuasi house owners convert toilets into bedrooms for rent

Some households in the Obuasi Municipality of Ashanti Region are converting their toilet facilities into bedrooms for rent.  This has gotten the Municipal...

Toilet Day: Over 1,500 residents register for household toilets in Greater Kumasi

The Greater Kumasi Sanitation Project, an intervention by city authorities, to reduce open defecation in parts of Ashanti Region, is yielding positive...

Landlord jailed for renting out facility without toilet

A landlord has been sentenced for renting out his building without a toilet facility to tenants. Abdulai Maman pleaded...
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Teachers to boycott class as residents turn school into toilet facility [Video]

Teachers at Mosama Primary School, Sankore in the Asunafo South District of the Ahafo Region, have threatened to boycott teaching as residents...

Sanitation Minister commissions €20mwastewater treatment plant

The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR), Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has commissioned a new state-of-the-art Kumasi Wastewater Treatment Plant (KWTP) at...

AFAG reacts to calls on govt to FixTheCountry

Pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), says the ongoing #FixTheCountry campaign is without merit and must not...