Sanitation, which is defined as the state of being clean and conducive to health, is exigent to every country’s socio-economic development.
From Ancient Egypt where civilization started to the kingdom of Monomotapia, to Chaka the Zulu, down to the Colomantines and the Yaa Asantewaas

in the slave camp, sanitation has been given the Cinderella service of late, especially on the University campuses. The neoteric era of human rights whatchamacallit, in my book, has paved an unparalleled way for poor sanitation in our nation Ghana, with the University campuses at the extremum. It is as lechatelierite clear as daylight that proper sanitation is not being adept in Ghana – a fact which not even the devil can gloss over!
It is humdrum nowadays to see an elite drop a sachet rubber on a campus floor. Something that was abolished in the olden day shrine is now a norm on our various campuses!
The ubiquitous polythene bags need not be mentioned. People find it rummy to keep plastic bags and sachet rubbers in their bags or pockets when there is no bin around. However, they find it more civilized to fling waste plastic materials like packages, wrappers, sachet rubbers, polythene bags – to advert just a few – on streets and on the ground.

Also, looking at the cleaning culture among Ghanaians, especially those on my own University Campus, UDS ~NYC it is abhorring to mention that cleaning services are now considered to be the work of the vulnerable and impoverished people in the society. University students find it disgraceful to join in general cleaning activities on the Nyankpala campus to clean their own lavatories. It is nauseating and far more loathful to state that students in halls with faulty loo or W.C. feel too big to catch water in a bucket and pour it into the closet after using the place, especially when there is water shortage on campus. What a snotty-nosed and sassy act!

Most Ghanaians have adopted the culture of passing urine anywhere they feel the urge to do so. The outside of people’s fences has become informally legalized as public washrooms. Our surroundings are full of wicked foetors as a result of these absurd acts by many a Ghanaian. Easing oneself along watercourse or bodies is no more a taboo or an offense punishable by by-laws.
In fact, in terms of sanitation, the country is fast driving into a ditch.
The social studies lessons taught in the primary and high schools have just become theoretical and not practical in the lives of those on various University campuses more especially Nyankpala?

This is a wake-up call on all concerned individuals and organizations to fasten their boots and tighten their belts to fight against this scandal – poor sanitation! Stringent measures should be put in place to ensure an instant amelioration of this issue. The laws regarding sanitation should be reinforced and perpetrators dealt with according to law.
I hope these measures can help eradicate this national canker.