A cleanup exercise to rid communities of filth, was organized on Saturday, May 1, at the Asafo Electoral Area in Kumasi.
Choked drains caused by indiscriminate disposal of waste, especially plastic waste, account largely for Malaria-related diseases in cities and rural communities.
Led by Assemblyman of the area, Ernest Okai the community did not only dedicate a day to clean the environment but also sensitized residents on the practice of good personal hygiene.
Locals also joined Mr Okai –who has been described by many as a “visionary leader”– to rid parts of the Asafo community of filth.
“This is a timely intervention”, said 30-year-old Kwabena Adusei, a resident of Asafo Baya Kasoa, as he held a shovel to desilt a choked gutter on the Asafo stretch.
“We thank our Assemblyman for this initiative. This will help improve the sanitation situation in our area”, he further added.
Held this and every month, the initiative is also targeted at averting any threat of floods which have caused loss of lives and properties in some parts of the country, amid intensified rains.
Talking to dailymailgh.com, Mr Ernest Okai, an employee with Media General, owners of TV3, urged residents to support the initiative.
He also challenged his colleague Assemblymen “to lead such gestures to keep our surroundings clean”.
Source: Daily Mail GH