March 24, 2014

Three communities in the Abuakwa South Constituency in the Eastern Region have been each been provided with 12-seater water closet toilet facilities.

They are Kyebi, Asiakwa and Apedwa.

The facilities which are a departure from the traditional KVIP are designed with the idea of helping to improve personal and environmental health of the people.

Constructions of the three toilet facilities two of which have been completed already including the ones at Kyebi and Asiakwa while that of Apedwa is ongoing will therefore replace existing KVIP toilet facilities in these areas. The KVIPs are already bedeviled with challenges including insanitary conditions, over crowding and lack of maintenance especially when they are full up and needed to be emptied.

The Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyeah said it is hoped that completion of these facilities will deter people from using their surroundings are places of convenience. According to him, though providing water closet comes with additional cost compared to the usual KVIP because one has to ensure regular water supply, the investment is worth it considering the health benefits that come with it. Shirimori.