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Liberia celebrates World Toilet Day

By John Kumeh
A  public latrine structure  as such is still being used in Liberia
A public latrine structure as such is still being used in Liberia

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia/Nov.18/2013) Liberia joins the rest of the world Tuesday, November 19 year to celebrate World Toilet Day.

World Toilet Day, a world-wide campaign, is celebrated November 19 each year.

The celebration is aimed at raising awareness on the 2.6 billion people who lack access to sanitation.

The day’s observance is also intended to highlight such global crisis and encourage world leaders to place sanitation on their political agenda.

According to a Wash Reporters and Editors Network of Liberia release, several activities have been planned by WASH Sector partners to celebrate the day.

As part of the festival, the Liberia WASH Consortium has organized a forum for victims of poor sanitary condition.

The Citizens’ jury will provide the medium for victims affected by poor sanitation to give testimony of their experiences.

Through the citizens’ jury victims will appeal to government to improve sanitation facilities in the country.

Prelude to the celebration will be held at the Monrovia City Hall under the theme, “Calling on leaders to fulfill their promises to improve sanitation, especially toilet facilities.”

The UN General Assembly has designated November 19, each year, as World Toilet Day to spotlight the plight of 2.5b people who lack basic toilets.

The UN said: “6-billion of the world’s 7-billion people have mobile phones, but only 4.5-billion of the world’s population has access to toilets, or latrines.

 


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