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Tamale: INTAGRAD rounds up sensitization on household latrines

INTAGRAD matching on the road to sensitize residents on household latrines.


Integrated Action for Community Development (INTAGRAD) has rounded up its sensitization on the construction of household latrines under it Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) program dubbed “Urban Sanitation” over the weekend.

The project which is a partnership program between government of Ghana and UNICEF has INTAGRAD as an Implementing partner. It is aimed at sensitizing residents of Tamale Metro on the practice of proper sanitation and need to construct household latrines to avoid open defecation. INTAGRAD’s sensitization comes off every quarter in a year.

INTAGRAD’s previous sensitizations took to the streets of Tamale Metro in the Sabonjida, Changli, Buglan fong, ward F and Dohinayili electoral areas and focused on educating residents on the assembly bylaws on sanitation and the need to do the needful to escape being culprits. However, as the funding partner (UNICEF) has brought to an end to its support in WASH, INTAGRAD as well round up its sensitization which focused on the Sakasaka and Mohiyibi electoral areas.

Sanusi Issahaku is the WASH project coordinator at INTAGRAD who spoke to Zaa news said the aim of their sensitization is to get everyone informed about proper sanitation and its importance.

Assembly member for Mohiyibi electoral area, Mohammed Mutala on his part encouraged residents in his electoral area who do not have latrines in their homes to do so. He said his doors are open to anyone who needs his support to construct a latrine.

The main goal of INTAGRAD’s urban sanitation project is to improve the survival and health of urban children in Ghana through improved WASH services and hygiene practices.

The specific project objectives include; Increase access and use of improved sanitation services in communities, Increase access and use of improved WASH services in Schools and also improve enabling environment for urban sanitation programming.

The project is aimed at contributing to reducing children under five mortality rates, child mortality rate, stunting growth among children and incidence of diarrhea diseases including cholera.


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