Most Ghanaians who live in urban environments are fully aware of the sanitation crisis in the country’s major cities. With plastic waste clogging city gutters, Ghana still has a long way towards achieving its sanitation goals.
While there are varying opinions regarding what is the main cause of the problem, many agree that a change of attitude towards sanitation would go along way towards providing a solution to Ghana’s – and Africa’s – sanitation problem.
YEN.com.gh put together a series photos of Japanese gutters, compared to some in Ghana that suggests Ghana has a long way to go towards changing the attitude towards sanitation.
A Reddit user post photos of the streets of In Takayama in Gifu prefecture, in the mountains near the Japanese Alps.
The gutters carry snow melt that feed into a nearby river.
Koi fish are notorious for being able to survive only in very clean water, something that goes a long way towards showing how much Japanese cities are doing to tackle sanitation in urban areas.