Abia community embarks on construction of VIP toilets

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By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—IN an effort to practice clean living and promote health education, Ndibe community in Bende Council of Abia State has embarked on mass construction of Ventilation-Improved-Pit, VIP, toilets for use by their people.

The project was a product of aggressive UNICEF and National Orientation Agency, NOA, sponsored campaign against open defecation in some communities in Abia State.

The VIP  toilets are located at strategic places in the community for easy accessibility by the people.

According a resident of the community, Mr. James Nkemakolam, the VIP project was the product of the sensitization on the dangers of open defecation.

According to him, more of the VIP toilets would be built in the community in 2018. To stress how the people have embraced the campaign for cleanliness, Nkemakolam explained that the rural women in the community preach against open…



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