Kojokrom (W/R), Dec.10, GNA- CHF International, a non-governmental organisation has constructed a 12-seater sanitation facility for a cluster of basic schools at Kojokrom near Takoradi, at the cost of GH₵40,000.
The project was financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under its Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH-UP) project.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mr Emmanuel Odoitei, USAID Advisor on the WASH-UP project, said it was designed to help keep children healthy to enable them concentrate on their studies.
He expressed concern that some landlords have converted toilets into living rooms although the law requires all households to have places of convenience.
Mr Odotei asked the authorities to law.
Mr Alberto Wilde, Country Director of CHF International, said the goal of the WASH-UP project is to increase equitable access to water supply and basic sanitation for poor urban communities.
This, he said is through the improvement of water supply and sanitation infrastructure.
He said the CHF International has been implementing the WASH-UP project through a community-driven approach involving a broad range of stakeholders.