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WORLD TOILET DAY 2020, BAFIA TAKES THE LEAD

WORLD TOILET DAY 2020, BAFIA TAKES THE LEAD

The ministry of water and energy in partnership with UNICEF on the occasion of the world's toilet day which was first introduced in 2013 organises a training on  briefing the media on the problematic of liquid sanitation.
Taking place in Bafia from the 16th to the 17th of November and in the presence of the minister's representative Mr ETOUNDI Guy Simeon, the Mayor of Bafia Madam ZINTCHEM A BADIO Marthe Felicité and the Bafia departmental delegate Mr NOUTANG Jaques, the training is being presented by Mr Idriss KOUOTOU NJOYA "sub director of liquid sanitation" at the ministry of water and energy.
The training is focused on toilets which is usually considered a taboo topic the reason why people generally don't bring up the issue of lack of adequate toilets in our society.
It is observed in our society today that, most people do not mind defecating in an open air leaving the sanitation state of the population questioned.
In his presentation, Mr Idriss KOUOTOU NJOYA pours some light on how excrement is being extracted and transformed and how excrement is being separated from urine.
While exchanging with the media, some points and questions were raised such as
why does society consider the toilet topic a taboo?
 what exactly happens to extracted excrement?
  measures put in place for the provision of public toilets to reduce open air defecation
  Relation between toilets and climate change it is observed that, with time climate change may destroy or disturb the already mediocre and vulnerable sanitation services that the world has if action is not taken.
   About 6 milliards of the world's population own cellphones while about 4.2 milliards of the world's population lack proper sanitation facilities.
The world's toilet day has as objective to fight against the world's sanitation crisis and attain a durable development :WATER AND SANITATION FOR ALL BY 2030
Note be taken that, 18 African countries loss about 5.5 milliards of dollars yearly due to poor sanitation.
    Open air defecation  costs about 2 milliards of dollars in these African countries yearly.
Thus, the Ministry of Water and energy in partnership with UNICEF works hand in glove towards an emerging free Cameroon from open air defecation and access to all of durable sanitation by 2035