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Open defecation practice to end in Nigeria by 2025

Suleiman Adamu

Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will end open defecation practice by 2025. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu gave this assurance at a Ministerial Press Briefing to mark his one year re-appointment in Abuja on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He noted that although only 27 out of the 774 local government areas were ...

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Open defecation free Ghana manifesto launched

Ghana

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Ghana’s sanitation sub-sector witnessed what some considered as a historical moment: the launch in Accra via Zoom of the 10-point manifesto, demanding action from political parties on general sanitation issues and open defecation in particular. Toilet facility provided under the Ghana Water and Sanitation Project (GAMA) at the Madina Cluster of Schools in the La ...

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Divine principles inspire Ghanaian community’s open-defecation-free status

Kpale

Long before the global community ever decided to pursue the open defecation free (ODF) agenda of ensuring responsible defecation using household toilets, a small Ghanaian community was already practicing the principles of ODF. For the people of Kpale-Xorse in the Ho West District of the Volta region, it has been a taboo to defecate and leave faeces in the open. ...

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