GNA – The District Executive of Nandom District, Mr Thaddeus Arkum Aasoglenang,
has called on teachers in basic and second cycle institutions to commit some
minutes of their lesson periods to teach students about basic personal hygiene.
This, he said: “Will
help promote good living in our homes and society at large,” adding, “a sound
mind can only dwell in a sound body”.
“It is therefore
imperative to live a healthy and hygienic life in order to have a sound mind”.
Mr Aasoglenang made
the call when he commissioned a Six-Seater KVIP toilet facility for Tuopare
Junior High School in the Nandom District.
The project, which was
funded through the District Assembly Common Fund, Cost GH¢ 35,000.00
He advised teachers
and other stakeholders in education to ensure their students adopted a life,
which would enable them carry out their academic exercises without any
Handwashing is one of
the best ways of ensuring personal hygiene, he added.
described open defecation as an outmoded practice, saying: “In contemporary
times, people are required to have places of convenience in their houses and
not resort to the bush and other nefarious ways of defecating”.
The Head teacher of
Tuopare Junior High School, Mr Lawrence Siekaa, expressed profound gratitude to
the District Assembly for constructing the toilet facility for the School,
which hitherto subjected the students to discomfort and inconvenience.
Mr Siekaa pledged that
the School authorities would make sure the facility was kept tidy always as
much as possible.
On his part, the Chief
of Tuopare, Naa Beyuo III, said government had shown a lot of commitment to
bringing development to the people of Nandom.
He noted that the
toilet facility was one of the most pressing needs of the School, which has
been duly met.
He expressed gratitude
to the government for the several policy initiatives targeted at rural
communities and farmers especially in rural communities.