Bauchi Warns Residents Against Digging Soak-Away, Pit Latrines Near Kitchens, Wells | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe

Arewa

Bauchi Warns Residents Against Digging Soak-Away, Pit Latrines Near Kitchens, Wells

Posted: Sep 7, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu Bauchi

The Primary Health Care Development Agency  has warned people against  digging soak-away and pit latrines near their kitchens and wells in order to avoid the spread if cholera and diarrhoea epidemic.

The Acting Chairman of the agency Dr. Yahya Yarima stated this   during a three day sensitisation exercise on the need to observe environmental sanitation by the Misau Emirate Community and Human Development Association (MECAHDA) in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

He stressed the need for people to maintain a high culture of personal hygiene, particularly in their immediate environment, pointing out that such a habit will go a long way in curtailing not only the spread of diseases, but avoid unnecessary spending on health.

He said “health is wealth and this cannot be overemphasized because it is only when you are healthy that you can look for a means of livelihood. People should ensure that they maintain a hygienic environment to prevent the menace of flood and diseases”

“In this light, so I am appealing to youths and women in the society to form clubs and associations that will complement government efforts towards ensuring clean and safer environment”

“We must always ensure that drainages are always clean and water ways in order to avoid flood during this rainy season,” he said