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General News of Monday, 30 September 2019


‘Clean Ghana Club’ leads clean-up in Koforidua

Some members of Clean Ghana Club during the exercise Some members of Clean Ghana Club during the exercise

The Environmental Care sanitation campaign, launched by the ‘Clean Ghana Club’ with support from Zoomlion Ghana Limited, kicked off over the weekend at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

Hundreds of members of the Clean Ghana Club in Koforidua participated in what many described as a massive clean-up exercise at the Koforidua central business district including the market stations and surroundings.

As early as 6:00 am, members from ‘Clean Ghana Club’ in the Koforidua enclave converged at the Jackson Park ready to partake in the exercise.

Wearing white T-shirts with the campaign slogan “Let’s Educate and Clean” boldly embossed at the back of the T-shirts, the club members swept and collected loads of garbage at the Koforidua lorry station. Some also desilted the choked gutters around the market while others swept the corners of the streets.

Additionally, there were some others who held placards. Some of them which had the inscriptions: “Litter into a bin,” “Open defecation,” “Indecent exposure: Keep it fully private,” “The only place rubbish must go is into the bin,” among others. The objective was to educate the general public on the need to keep their environs – particularly public spaces clean.

Aside providing personnel to assist, the leadership of Zoomlion in the Region brought skip trucks and other equipment to help in the collection of the refuse.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the exercise, Mr Asiedu, Founder and President of ‘Clean Ghana Club’, expressed delight at the enthusiasm shown by his members in the exercise adding that, taking up the challenge to ensure that “our homes, cities, towns, and communities are clean” is a good initiative for nation building.

Furthermore, Mr Prince stressed the need for the by-laws on sanitation to be enforced. That, in the estimation of Mr Prince, would help bring sanity into “our environs.”

He also reiterated the need for the government to take waste as one of the resources in the country.
“The fact of the matter is that waste is wealth and when we begin to see it in that light and work towards managing it, the benefits would inure to all of us,” he pointed out.

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