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Published on: 02/03/2011

Ghana can exceed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target of 54 per cent on sanitation by 2015 through effective implementation of the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) concept.

Dr Kamal Kar, founder of CLTS Foundation, who made the observation said this would require behavioural change among Ghanaians towards sanitation, especially open defecation, based on analysis and understanding of the situation.

He was addressing a high-level meeting on CLTS in Accra on Monday.

The meeting organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, was to deliberate on critical issues of sanitation, its affect on economic and social development to engender better understanding of CLTS among development partners and other stakeholders in sanitation.

The meeting  was attended by development partners such as UNICEF, CIDA Relief international, USAID and AusAID and representation of the Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning, Local Government and Rural Development and Environment and Science.

Source: GNA, 28 February 2011

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