Agency warns communities against defecating into water channel




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OSOGBO – State and Sanitation Agency (RUWESA) has warned people rural communities against defecating into channel.
agency’s , Alhaji Olaposi Adiatu, gave the warning an interview with the News Agency of (NAN) Osogbo on Wednesday.

Adiatu said the agency had embarked on awareness programmes the rural areas to educate the people on the danger of defecating the channel.

He said people in the rural communities had been encouraged to dig latrine for defecation to prevent cholera outbreak.[eap_ad_2] 

The said the channel, which people in a particular community defecate, might be the only source of for another community.

According to him, this is the agency is passionate about the fight against defecation into the water channel.

“Our agency is like a health institution but ours is preventive and is we have embarked on awareness against defecation into water channel in the rural communities.
“The main reason of the awareness is to tell the people the danger as well as implications of defecation into water channel.

“The awareness is also to encourage them to dig latrines rather than defecate openly,’’ he said.

Adiatu said the agency would not relent in its effort in ensuring a clean and healthy environment. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]