The Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) in collaboration with Ghana Health Service (GHS) has trained some community members in the Nabdam District, Upper East Region, to manufacture and use tippy taps for handwashing
It forms part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A volunteer each was selected from Sakote, Kongo-pitanga, Nangodi, Zanlerigu, and Pelungu for the training on behalf of their communities.
Some of the tools used to create the tippy taps were also distributed to the volunteers to be mounted at vantage points where the public could easily have access to them, to wash their hands.
Tippy taps are made from gallons filled with water and hanged above the ground to make it easy to tip it so the water flows out.
Mr Prince Imoro Awimba, the Programme Coordinator of ADDRO, said his outfit saw it necessary to promote the use of tippy taps because it was cheap and easy to make.
He said it would help lessen the burden of procuring expensive hand washing facilities and also promote hand hygiene among community members.
Mr Awimba urged the public to continue to adhere to the advice of health personnel and practise safety measures that would minimise the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
Madam Faiza Bukari, a Community Health Nurse at Tindongo CHIPS compound, described tippy taps as much safer and convenient to use as compared to other handwashing facilities and urged community members to create household taps and use them to wash their hands.
Master Emmanuel Yenzie, a native of Nangodi community thanked ADDRO for the help saying many people within the locality were poor and could not afford hand washing facilities and appealed to the government and other benevolent bodies to help them with more handwashing facilities to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.