Clean Ghana Club with support from waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana has organised the maiden edition of the “Clean Ghana” event aimed to keeping the country clean with aspect of education to the general public as well.
The Clean Ghana Club campaign was held over the weekend to give a much-needed facelift to the Eastern Region specifically Koforidua ‘borla’ cleaning around the main lorry station and surrounding communities.
The corporate clean-up exercise, which was aimed at contributing to the National Sanitation Agenda of ensuring a cleaner Ghana saw an enthusiastic participation from members of the Clean Ghana Club with personnel and logistical support from Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
Mr Prince Asiedu, Founder and President of ‘Clean Ghana Club’ in his remark stated that the decision to embark on the clean-up campaign across the region and further extend to all parts of the country is to emphasize the importance of keeping a clean and healthy environment while positively impacting every community members.
”Clean Ghana club is an initiative God dropped on my heart to mobilize the citizens especially the youths so that we can educate people. The market women are our prime target and then the hawkers who probably litter the streets and sweep into the gutters. Our main focus is the market women, what we intend to do is to educate them not to litter, then we assist it with the clean up exercise” he said.
He also commended Zoomlion Ghana for extending their support to the success of the clean Ghana club initiative to make surroundings clean.
He further encouraged the general public to change their attitude towards waste management and to do their best at contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment for posterity.
Mr Prince Asiedu said the clean-up exercise which would be a continuous activity of the group is to drum home the importance of cleanliness to the socio-economic growth of the country.
“It is a huge opportunity to promote Ghana, Africa and Africa-American cultural understandings, entrepreneurship, scientific exploits and leadership. And it is also to ensure that we operate in a clean environment”.
He called for attitudinal change to help address the sanitation problems in Ghana.
He said until Ghanaians changed their ways and collectively contribute towards the fight against poor sanitation and water issues “the country will continue to lag behind as far as this key issue and the development of the nation is concerned.” He also urged the media to join in the campaign against poor sanitation.
According to him, the media should get on board to educate the public on the need of keeping the environment clean.
District Manager for Zoomlion Ghana in the Eastern Region, Koforidua, Mr. Boamah who expressed concern about the deteriorating sanitation situation in the metropolis, disclosed that the assembly would deploy sanitation officers, popularly known as “samasama”, to arrest residents who broke sanitation bye-laws.
He was optimistic that the measures would go a long way to halt indiscriminate littering in the Koforidua municipality.
“We are not going to relent in this exercise, and will arrest and prosecute sanitation offenders. We shall strictly go by the sanitation bye-laws without fear or favour,” he told journalists after the clean-up exercise.
Source: Daily Mail GH