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Stop open defecation. Own a household latrine now. Let's play our part in a Covid-19 era.

Published on: 17/11/2021

Theme of Ghana's World Toilet Day commemoration.

Ghana's theme for this year's World Toilet Day highlights the need for every household to make the effort to own a household latrine, especially in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme ties in well with the global theme of valuing toilets.

Toilets are crucial. They have a direct impact on health, education, gender, climate change, tourism and the economy.

IRC Ghana and sector partners will join the Ghana Ministry for Sanitation and Water Resources in an event to commemorate the day.

Where? at the Jubilee Park, Kumasi, Ashanti region
When? Friday 19 November 2021

The event will include:

  • Greater Kumasi media dialogue on combating open defecation
  • Mass media activities: TV and Radio talk shows, social media
  • Commitment statements from the national stakeholders
  • Reading of sanitation messages / Sermons in churches and mosques
  • Float through the principal streets of the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area (GKMA)
  • Launch of 'Own a Toilet Campaign'

All MMDAs, other government institutions, development partners, civil society organisations, international and local NGOs, consultants and private sector organisations working in the sanitation and hygiene sector for Ghana are encouraged to plan activities to commemo­rate the day, to make it a memorable one. 

 
Let's address the silent taboo called Toilets and discuss and shine a spotlight on it every day.