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16
Aug

Hohoe Municipal Assembly bans open defecation

The Hohoe Municipal Assembly has banned open defecation. The ban will take effect from January 2019 after which offenders will be prosecuted. In a letter addressed to all Paramount Chiefs, Divisional/Sub-Chiefs and Assembly Members in the Municipality and copied to all Environmental Health Officers in July 2018, all traditional authorities in are requested to liaise with Herdsman, Religious Leaders, Assembly

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22
Jul

Northern Region in contention for first ODF Region in Ghana?

From a mere 205 ODF communities in June 2016, the Northern Region’s ODF numbers had galloped to 1,600 in June 2018. This rapid achievement puts the Region in a pole position to be the first to hit the finish line should the rate of achievement be maintained. According to Dauda Shaibu Pumaaya, Regional CLTS Focal Person, every district in the

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21
Jul

Nandom District wants to be the first ODF district in Ghana

The Nandom District hopes to be totally ODF by the end of 2018. In fact authorities in the district want to declare the district ODF in August 2018. As at the middle of July, 80 out of the 88 communities (91%) in the district were already verified ODF and the main partner, SNV, through the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for

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9
Jul

Nana Akua (finding a breakthrough in Gomoa East)

Due to the fast pace of urbanization of communities close to Accra, the Gomoa East seems more urban now than rural. Having been assigned the CLTS Field Facilitator in the Dominase Area Council of the Gomoa East District, Nana Akua Gaisie faces a tough challenge with the application of CLTS principles in most of her communities. Yet she is undaunted

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9
Jul

Solomon Lambon (effective documentation and field practice)

Mainly appointed as in-charge of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Solomon Lambon is also deeply in the business of directly converting communities into open defecation-free status. Quite new to the CLTS approach with a limitation in speaking the local dialect, Solomon had managed to convert two of his recently assigned three communities into verified ODF status. “Realizing that our district was

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9
Jul

Bawa Emmanuel (helping to rid Wa West of open defecation)

Bawa Emmanuel is one of the strongest pillars behind the success of the Wa West District in ridding scores of communities of open defecation. As at April 2018, his team had made as many as 112 communities open defecation-free since the CLTS programme started in 2012. In charge of the Wecheau Area Council, Bawa has also personally contributed by converting

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9
Jul

David Nartey (achieves the first ever ODF in Akatsi South)

David Nartey’s comparatively meagre achievement of ten ODF communities in his district rather speaks volumes of what he has under his sleeves for a clean district. He was appointed the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Focal Person in 2016 when the district went into full-scale implementation, two years after the approach had been piloted in the district with no ODF record.

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9
Jul

Aaron and Emmanuel (making a breakthrough at Ajumako)

Aaron Tsegah and Emmanuel Osei are yet another example of effective teamwork for results. The Ajumako Enyan Essiam (AEE) District has struggled since 2012 to turn communities ODF but it was not until just a year ago – 2017 – that the district recorded its first pair of OSD communities. On secondment from TREND through a partnership arrangement with UNICEF,

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9
Jul

Cornelius and Mary (making strides in AAK)

In spite of initial frustrations with achieving open defecation-free (ODF) communities in the Central Region, Mary Akpalu and Cornelius Semey refused to be discouraged and seem to have discovered the right key to unlock positive results. As at 2016, the entire Central Region had no record of an open defecation-free community even though the region had been implementing the Community-led

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9
Jul

Wonder and Bella (collaborating for results)

Feeling bad about the fact that their district was at the bottom of the 1st Volta Regional Open Defecation-Free (ODF) League Table with a zero ODF record in 2015, Wonder Ahiabu and Isabella Klu were triggered to take a face-saving action immediately. Through their collaborative and selfless efforts, the North Dayi district had been able to make six communities open

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