Moluma Women’s Development Association (MOWODA) has declared 20 communities in Kandu Leppiama Chiefdom in the Kenema District as ‘Open Defecation Free’ (ODF) under the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).
Addressing his audience at the ceremony, the Chief Administration of the Kenema District Council (KDC), who also served as chairman of the declaration ceremony, Charlie Kallon, told invitees that MUWODA is an organization that is complementing the effort of the government and local council administrations in the promotion of hygiene in settlements that have benefited from the CLTS project.
He said the occasion was geared towards commending the various communities who have championed health and sanitation drives in their communities.
Charlie Kallon described the intervention of MUWODA in assisting communities with the ODF programme under the CLTS as timely, as it has improved the health status of those living in rural settlements across the country and Kenema District in particular.
Kallon encouraged beneficiaries of the project to embrace the culture of maintenance and make good use of the facilities that are now available in their localities.
The Assistant Executive Director of MUWODA, Mohamed Nyakoi, used the occasion to trace the origin of the project which, he said, started in Kenema District through the effort of female war victims who were determined to assist the less privileged.
Mohamed Nyakoi disclosed that at the moment MUWODA is implementing projects in over 130 communities in Kenema, Kailahun and Bombali Districts and School and Community Led Total Sanitation in targeted communities.
Nyakoi also disclosed that they are also implementing agriculture, health, skills training and peace building projects in the North, East and Southern regions of the country.