The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abbrem (KEEA) Municipality, Nana Appiah Korang, has advised women not to accept marriage proposals of men who don’t have toilets in their homes. He said women could play a critical role in helping government to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and also reduce diseases if they supported government’s efforts by rejecting the proposals of men who don’t have toilets in their home.
Nana Korang was speaking at a town hall meeting organized by the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development through the Information Services Department and the KEEA Municipal Assembly at Elmina.
“Ask men who propose to you if they have toilets in their homes before you accept their proposals because beautiful women should not defecate openly”, he said.
“Where will you answer nature’s call if your husband does not have a toilet in his home”, he queried, saying, “it will be your contribution to help fight open defecation.”
He said a taskforce has been instituted by the municipality to arrest people who openly defecate on the beaches.
He said open defecation was a problem that the municipality was working to fight, adding that diarrhea disease kills millions of people in Ghana yearly.
The Central Regional Director of the Information Services Department, Mr Kofi Dei, said government was working hard to remove corrupt practices in the system and to wean itself off the Bretton Woods Institutions such as the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to achieve its transformational agenda.
Own Public Policy
He urged Ghanaians to see that “public policy is public property” and urged Ghanaians to see government policies as their own and work to ensure they were successful.
The forum called for support for skilled workers and apprentices, and a factory that would serve as ready market for their produce.
They also called for improved infrastructure such as access roads to farming sites to help reduce the postharvest losses and organic fertilizers.
Food and Jobs
An Information Officer at the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, Mr Nicholas Addo who spoke on the planting for food and Jobs said a nation cannot develop without adequate investment in agriculture.
He said 75.29 per cent of the nation’s rural population were involved in agriculture.
Mr. Addo said agriculture helped in creating jobs, improving livelihoods and ensuring food security, and urged the youth to participate in the planting for food and jobs.