Sanitation is a major problem in Ghana. A recent cholera outbreak in Accra has claimed 45 lives and affected over 5000 others. Reports indicate that one person has died and about 25 other cases of cholera recorded in Kumasi.
One of the main challenges when it comes to preventing diseases is access to toilet facilities.
In rural communities across Ghana, the access to improved sanitation has remained almost unchanged over the years. The level of communities’ access to improved sanitation facilities in Ghana’s rural areas remains very low – 92 percent of households lack access to improved sanitation.
Yusif Rahman visits his native Garu Timpane in the Upper East region to examine why open defecation, popularly called free range, remains prevalent in the area.
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