Think of women and girls’ needs on World Toilet Day
Sanitation is obviously a priority in the world development agenda. It is an issue that has been factored into the Sustainable Development goals. The target is to ensure every Kenyan has access to improved sanitation by 2030. Toilets have a great role to play in stimulating the economy of a country, improving health standards and protecting and upgrading the dignity of people, especially women. Poor sanitation usually causes stress to women and girls, and this exposes them to more risks as they try to look for places where they can relieve themselves. Some of them have been sexually assaulted. They have also been exposed to serious health hazards. We have the resources, the skills and full potential to ensure that everyone in the world has access to proper sanitation. This is what we must do as we approach the World Toilet Day on November 19.
DAVID MWAURA Africaqua Limited