Hon Abdallah Mohammed Hashim – DCE, Mion District
MION DISTRICT ODF BRIEF
The Mion District started implementing CLTS in 2012 and by 2013 all eyes were on the then one year-old district as the beacon of hope for the teething CLTS programme scale-up in the country.
The District has been blessed with two successive District Chief Executives in the persons of Hon Dan Makandan (2012-2016) and Hon Abdallah Mohammed Hashim, current DCE, who have passion for preventive health through safe environmental sanitation. The Mion District success story cannot be fully told without mentioning the District Environmental Health Officer, Abubakari Alhassan, who works even into weekends by private means to monitor how communities are responding to the change messages in defecation behaviours.
The Mion District may be nicknamed ‘The Champion District’ in terms of promotion of basic sanitation in the Northern Region as it has topped the Region on three occasions out of the four Inter-District ODF League Tables already published and is currently the reigning champion.
Out of the total of 171 communities, 130 had already been verified as ODF a at June 2018.
Major ODF Partners
UNICEF support to the Mion District comes through the GoG-UNICEF Water and Sanitation Programme. UNICEF has been supporting the Mion District since 2012. Doors are, however, open to any form of support from you.