Witnessing severe incidence of cholera in the country, which caused a large number of deaths in Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama-President of The Republic of Ghana has decided to celebrate 1st of November 2014 as its first national sanitation day to improve the awareness across the country.
“Sanitation is a public good and its impact affects everybody irrespective of one’s ethnic, political, religious or geographical background. What this means is that it is our collective responsibility as Ghanaians to take the needed measures to ensure that we live in a clean, safe and healthy environment. The government is investing heavily in infrastructural projects such as drainage, water supply and health care facilities across the country. In addition to the various public education campaigns aimed at changing our behaviour and attitude towards proper sanitation and cleanliness, government has decided to declare the first Saturday of every month a National Sanitation Day,” said John.