Residents at the Bonwire in the Ejisu municipality in the Ashanti Region have been provided with a new modern toilet facility constructed by Mr Ntim Kwaku Twumasi popularly known as NTK, the NPP 1st Vice Chairman of Ejisu constituency and also the chief executive officer of NTK Ventures.
The facility consists of a 12-seater water closet each for both men and women, one for persons with disabilities for both men and women while 3 bath houses each for men and women and a borehole at the cost of GH¢1.5 billion.
The project was to replace an old way of attending natures call where people ease themselves in the refused dump which had become a death-trap to the residents.
NTK as affectionately called in an interview with Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame said the provision of the toilet facility became necessary because of persistent complaints from the residents including traditional authorities, Assembly member in the area and the opinion leaders, as they could not bear the health hazards from the old refused dump.
He said it was also part of his efforts to curb open defecation anyhow in the community and to minimize environmental related disease such as cholera and typhoid.
The Assemblyman in the area Hon Krobea Asante said beside the provision of the toilet facility, there are a lot of projects he is planning to initiated. He then urge all the residents to support him so that he can achieved their aim.
Hon Krobea has warned those who would use the facility to utilize it well so that, it would last long.
He has then called on the people in the Bonwire community to be committed to environmental cleanliness by ensuring that they check their neighbours who practice open defecation and dumping of waste into drains.
‘When you see your neighbour causing mess by dumping waste into the drains or defecating openly is your civic responsibility to bring the person to order because his or her action could cause health problem to the entire community,’ he said.
The Nifahene of Bonwire Traditional council Nana Akwasi Gyebi, speaking on behalf of the chief of Bonwire commended the NTK who initiated the project.
‘I saw this initiative as laudable, hence the need for me to continue to ask NTK Ventures to initiate more to other suburb in the community to ease the problem of our people and to create a sound environment devoid of diseases,’ he said, adding that he would constantly monitor the maintenance of the facility.
He urged the residents to practice good sanitation to attract investors to create job opportunities for the progress of their communities.
Nana Gyebi praised NTK for the maturity shown by continuing and ensuring the completion of the project started by him (Ntim Akwasi Twum) to bring relief and to prevent open defecation and called on other local authorities to emulate this example for the progress of their areas.
Credit: Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)