Ideally, I wanted to take a picture of the sign by the gallery on the beach road to accompany this post - the one that says ' no parking, no stopping, no toileting' but I think I will have to go and take that another time.
The report was one done for the International Year of Sanitation (that is this year), and looked at a number of Sub-Saharan African countries, including Ghana. It looked at a number of issues related to sanitation including ranking of countries on various criteria and the stats for Ghana was shocking to say the least.
- Ghana is ranked 48 out of 51 countries with the worse progress in sanitation. Those performing below Ghana were: Niger, Eritrea and Chad
- Out of 15 West African countries, Ghana is placed 14th with Niger at 15
- It is estimated that in West Africa alone 211 million people lack access to basic sanitation, with Ghana accounting for at least 20 million
Been trying to rack my brains (or what is left of them) to see what can be done - even if it's my own individual level in terms of how I take care of my own immediate surroundings. Am also trying to encourage my Rotary Club to implement a sanitation project this year.
It just feels a pity just to sit back and only complain - after all we live here don't we?