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Health News of Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Source: Youth In Sustainable Sanitation

Youth in Sustainable Sanitation to sensitise the youth on environmental sanitation

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The Youth In Sustainable Sanitation (YISS) has called on Ghanaians to cultivate the practice of keeping the environment clean and healthy lifestyle of proper waste disposal in Ghana. YISS a non- profit organization aims to sensitize the youth on sanitation and public Health, have its mission of changing the mindset of the younger generation through the media and film to adopt the best practices in environmental sanitation.

This, according to the group will help the government achieve its aim of making Accra the cleanest city in West Africa by 2020.

Speaking at the launch of the group in Accra, the Project Manager of YISS, Ricky Allotey said the group is determined to support the crusade against the poor environmental sanitation situation in Ghana through a coordinated and more aggressive policy influence and public sensitization.

“The group plans to challenge institutions connected to the fight to work harder, also we will intensify public sensitization through our TV Series called the Borla Boys, Road Tours and the Sanitation Excellence Awards.

We believe that through the competition and awards, students will go the extra mile to keep to ensure better environmental sanitation.

We urge stakeholders in the sector and sponsors to join and work with us to address our environmental sanitation. We believe that as the youth adapts standard salubrious practices, they would directly change our country’s future to become accustomed to more eco-friendly practice” he stated.

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