On Friday, October 14, at Gambia No. 2, Asutifi North District Assembly, World Vision, and Ghana Education Service observed this year’s Global Handwashing Day.

Together with students from elementary schools throughout the district, Nananom, Assembly members, teachers, school management committees (SMCs), various heads of departments, and health professionals attended this year’s commemoration, which had the theme “Unite for Universal Hand Washing.”

In accordance with Sustainable Development Goal 6, Asutifi North District Assembly has used partnerships since 2017 as part of its Asutifi North Ahonidie Mpumtuo(ANAM) Initiative to provide WASH services for communities, healthcare facilities, and schools.

In her welcome speech, Felicia Ohenewaa Larbi, the district’s coordinator for the School Health Education Program (SHEP), stated that “commemoration of the day became necessary as partners in hand hygiene realized the hands are utilized for practically every activity. Therefore, it’s important to practice good hand hygiene. In her remarks, Nana Adwoa Birago, the guest speaker and Obaahemaa for Gambia No. 2 stated, “We are grateful for you celebrating this day with us after all the facilities you have provided for us. And to instil in us the value of good hand hygiene, especially for young children. To have a better future, they must be in good health.

Innocent Boadi, a programs officer with World Vision, voiced worries about the upkeep of the facilities supplied by the initiative and tasked the local authorities with handling them.

“It’s crucial to maintain the facilities we’ve supplied. We have invested more than three million and half a million dollars in sanitation in this district. When we went on the field trip, I observed that the latrines’ interiors needed maintenance and that the door had been removed. Please try to maintain the facilities, he pleaded.

Agravi D/A received some things due to its large enrolment, whilst Kenyasi-Muoho Anglican Primary and Pobikrom D/A JHS received Veronica buckets and tissues for their excellent hygiene procedures in their schools.

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