The new toilet with hand-washing facilities
Resource Link Foundation, a Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with partners in the Netherlands, has supported some selected deprived schools in the Wenchi Municipality and Banda District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The beneficiary schools, Sanwa-Makala D/A Primary School and Branam M/A Primary School, received toilet facilities, 800 exercise books, 200 pairs of footwear, rain water harvesting and hand washing facilities, at a total cost of GH¢22,202.
Handing over the six-seater restroom facility to the Sanwa-Makala Primary School, the Director of Resource Link Foundation-Netherlands, Jan Bras, was happy that his organisation was able to provide the facility.
Mr. Bras appealed to the school and the community in general to take good care of the facility to ensure a longer lifespan for it.
The Coordinating Director of Resource Link Foundation- Ghana, Christopher Dapaah, bemoaned the poor sanitation in most public schools in the country and urged government to include toilet in the future design of schools.
He called on NGOs to partner government to tackle the sanitation challenges in the country since government alone could not do it.
Mr. Dapaah said Ghana was lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7 of halving people without access to improved sanitation by 2015, hence the need for government to increase spending in the sector.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Banda, Alexander Bonsu, appealed to all to fight the unsanitary conditions in the country since diseases emanating from such conditions do not have boundaries.
The DCE was full of praise for Resource Link Foundation Ghana/Netherlands.
The Banda District Assembly presented a citation to the NGO for its developmental drive in the District.
The headmaster of the school, Peter Mensah, receiving the keys to the facility, expressed joy at the gesture and appealed to the Assembly to provide the school with a borehole.
This, according to him, would save pupils from walking long distances to drink water in their homes.
FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Sunyani
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