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UNICEF Intensifies Campaign On Hygiene In Anambra Communities

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WRITTEN BY AMAKA CHIBUZOR OKOYE
Volunteer Influencers in the State have received proper orientation on essential family practices.

The exercise initiated by the UNICEF assisted SOMTEC project, domiciled in the Ministry of Information and Communication Strategy in Awka, was aimed at fast tracking construction and the use of household lavatories.

According to SOMTEC Project Officer, Ministry of Information and Communication Strategic, Mrs Chineze George Ileka, while addressing in the Influencers at Nnobi and Nnokwa in Idemili South Local government area said first half of 2017, UNICEF supported the State to carry out intensive community engage efforts, in thirty-six communities which at the end resolved on a number of plans and actions to improve the rate and adoption of the practices essential for a healthy hygiene co-existence in the communities.

She noted that the Volunteer influencers who are regarded as opinion moulders in their various communities after the event will be able to influence members of their communities in adopting all the hygienic best practices.

Mrs George-Ileka stated that UNICEF in January 2018 will embark on house inspection at the communities to access those that are open defecation free among other things.

The President-General of Nnokwa in Idemili South Local Government artea Sir Joseph Uchendu and his Nnobi counterpart Dr Edos Ofodile in their separate speeches thanked the UNICEF for choosing their communities in maintaining clean environment which they noted will promote healthy living of the communities, assuring that they will work as expected to achieve the aim of the project.

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