Ahead of the opening of the Ultra-Modern Toilets and Borehole Facility built by Her Eminence and Distinguished (Ambassador) Princess Samuel Divine-Gift Onyinyeomachukwu (MON), on Friday at Atta Community in Imo State, called on the World Health Organization (WHO) and well-meaning Nigerians to join her in facilitating sustainable water sources and functional toilets in rural communities of Imo State.
She made the call yesterday in correspondence to newsmen at Imo State, emphasizing that the building of Ultra-Modern Toilet and Borehole Facilities in Atta Community was an appraisal effort to the UN-SDG Project to combat infections and diseases due to the absence of basic sanitation facilities as well as help women and girls in living in a more healthy environment.
She stated that the absence of basic sanitation facilities in a community can contribute to the spread of many diseases/conditions which can cause widespread illness and death. “Without proper sanitation facilities, waste from infected individuals can contaminate a community’s land and water, increasing the risk of infection within a community”, she hinted
She reiterated that if more well-to-do members of the society could channel their resources towards the establishment of basic sanitation amenities, it will reduce the spread of intestinal worms, schistosomiasis, trachoma, and other related tropical diseases.
“With the quantum of modern equipment and the state-of-the-art equipment used for these facilities which will be commissioned on Friday, it shall fulfill its good purpose for the people of Atta Community and shall be accessible by the general public no matter the rung of the societal ladder they belong to”, she averred.
“I also extend my invitation to the World Health Organization (WHO), as the international authority on public health, leading global efforts in preventing the transmission of diseases and advising governments at all levels on health-based regulation and service delivery”, she added.