A two day EU-UNICEF facilitated media workshop holds in Akwa Ibom

A two day EU-UNICEF facilitated media workshop for participants drawn from select media organizations in Akwa Ibom State aimed at enlightening media practitioners on effective reportage of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene -WASH programmes and issues has been concluded in the state.

Addressing the participants at the workshop held in Eket the Acting General Manager of Akwa Ibom State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, AK-RUWATSAN, Idongesit Ido, who declared the workshop open on behalf of the state government, said the WASH programme had so far enabled establishment of water projects and sanitation facilities including toilets in various locations in two pilot local government areas of Nsit Atai and Obot Akara.

While adding that similar projects have been mapped out for execution in Esit Eket and Ikono Local Government Areas in the next phase, Ido said effort has been made for legislation on improvement on water and sanitation in the state to enhance rural development.

Our correspondent Anthony Esin reports that high point of the workshop was the constitution of the WASH MEDIA Network in the state, while the workshop majorly featured presentations including that of UNICEF Communication Officer, Enugu Field Office, Ijeoma Onuoha on Ethical Reporting on Children; development of short story essays; interactive group sessions as well as field trip to communities where wash projects are sited in the state.

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