Fumesua (Ash), Aug.15, GNA – Mr Eric Opoku, Ashanti Regional Minister
has charged parents and guardians to encourage their children,
especially those of school going age on the need to start practicing
personal hygiene at home. “Good hygiene practices must be encouraged to provide good health and
promote sanitation,” he added.
He gave the advice in a speech read for him by Mrs Vida Akyea,
Assistant Director of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (RCC)
at Fumesua near Kumasi at the Mole XXIV Conference. Mole Conference is a major stakeholders’ meeting that deliberates on
issues concerning water and sanitation in the country and find ways of
improving it and its name was adopted at the first confab held in Mole
in the Northern Region.
This year’s theme is “Building effective partnership for scaling-up
sustainable sanitation services in Ghana,” orgainsed by the Coalition
of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS).
About 120 participants are attending the three-day conference.
The Regional Minister also called on the parents to do more education
on personal hygiene as well as encourage them on the need to take part
in communal labour that would help rid their areas of filth in order
to complement government’s effort in dealing with sanitation problems.
Professor Mrs Esi Awuah, Vice-Chancelor of the University of Energy
and Natural Resources, Sunyani, said, in the bid to improve the
sanitation situation in the nation, Ghanaians have to pay for it,
noting that the dependence on donor partners for assistance is