By Razak Baba
The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah has handed over a solar powered eight-seater lavatory to the Mmofraturo Girls School in the Old Tafo Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The construction of the facility was part of the Ministry’s policy towards aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals which seeks to promote good health, quality education, clean water and good sanitation.
Construction of the solar powered lavatory at Mmofraturo Girls School in the Old Tafo Municipality of the Ashanti Region, follows a resolution by the Old Students Association to provide the school with a befitting public place of convenience.
Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who is an old student, decided to undertake the project through the Community Water and Sanitation Agency to improve infrastructure in the all-female basic institution and in particular cater for the poor hygiene situation in the school, which has a student population of more than seven hundred.
The solar powered 10-seater lavatory fitted with mechanized boreholes is an upgrade of other sanitary facilities on the school premise.
Mmofraturo Girls School, which is 92 years old, has nurtured and trained a lot of prominent women of excellence who hold positions of trust in Ghana.
They include former Chief Justice, Mrs. Theodora Georgina Wood and former President of the GJA, Mrs. Gifty Afenyie Dadzie.
At a mini-durbar preceding the formal handing over of the new facility, the Headmistress of Mmofraturo School, Reverend Mrs. Pauline Pieterson, said the school needs an urgent facelift and appealed to benevolent organizations and corporate institutions who are concerned about improving girl-child education to come to their aid.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, Worlanyo Kwadjo Siabi said the Agency is committed to the effective and efficient delivery of safe drinking water and related sanitation services.
Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Madam Cecilia Abena Daapah said, ”as an all-female institution, hygiene and proper well-being is critical to maintaining a healthy environment on campus and urged the management of the school to ensure the proper maintenance of the facility”.