Mr. Ebenezer Tankuur told Tumu-based Radford Fm that all 43 were hauled before a court for failure to build household latrines last year (2016) but 40 have since complied after their fines with the remainder having their structures at various levels of completion.
“The others haven’t completed constructing theirs though but they have attempted building”, he revealed
Mr Ebenezer however added, his unit will intensify monitoring to ensure all landlords in Tumu construct latrines as the district fights to eliminate open defecation.
Meanwhile, a community led water sanitation programme is being rolled out to make sure some communities in the Sissala East District achieve the open defecation free target.
Kapong Jan and Wahubu communities have benefited from the programme where almost every household now has its own latrine.
“ Banu is the next community earmarked for open defecation free” Mr. Ebenezer Tankuur mentioned.
The Sissala East has struggled to control open defecation forcing the TUMU Kuoró and the District Assembly to resort to litigation as a strategy to fight the practice which make the district prone to filth related diseases.
The recently released CDD/UNICEF survey marked the area’s performance unsatisfactory in open defecation.