Environmental Sanitation: A Human Right to Ghanaians

Sylvester Agbezuge


The paper draws attention to Ghana’s poor sanitation situation which has been disregarded by governments over the years.  It holds the view that sanitation is a human right which ought to be protected and respected by governments of Ghana like all other human rights.  I intend to argue that sanitation is closely linked with right to life because poor sanitation deprives people of their right to life. This is because poor sanitation leads to diseases and death.  Our survival as human beings depends to a large extent on good and proper environmental sanitation. Lack of it leads to communicable diseases like cholera.  It is therefore a right to enjoy proper sanitation.  Sanitation is not a privilege but a right to all Ghanaians and ought to be regarded as such in Ghana.

Keywords: Environment, sanitation, hygiene, rights, human, law, survival

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