The Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA) has organized a cleanup exercise to mark the National Sanitation Day in Alogboshie township and Achimota Police Station both within the municipality.
The exercise was spearheaded by the Environmental and Sanitation Department of the Assembly on Saturday the 6th of July, 2019.
Madam Josephine Gawu, Head of the Environmental and Sanitation Department was present and some staff members together with the aspiring Assembly Member of Alogboshie who doubles as a Committee Member, Ebenezer Kessie Asiedu and his team.
As at 6:30am, all participants were gathered at the Assembly’s old office at Fadama. They were prepared to go to the field for the exercise at 7:54am.
The cleanup exercise was in two parts. One group weeded the over grown grasses at the Achimota Police Station median and the other group cleaned the Alogboshie township. This group swept along the main road and collected garbages from the chocked gutters.
The aspiring Assembly member emphasized that he embarked on the exercise with his team because there are a lot of filths in his community, so he took the responsibility of cleaning the filths to see Alogboshie clean.
He said that, there would be guards placed along the big drain that flows through the community, to prevent individuals from dumping refuse into it.
He stressed: “I normally organize such exercise in May and June on the first Saturday of both months.” He again advised the residents to keep their surroundings clean.
Sankofa International Incorporated, an NGO based in Washington but have a subsidiary in the Alogboshie community also participated in the cleanup exercise.
Mr. Richard Wallace, the President of the NGO explained that their mission is to help brothers and sisters in Africa to become self sustained. Their core mandate is to help meet basic needs of people from electricity to clean water, provision of clothes, and scholarships for students but for today, they are joining hands in helping to clean the community.
“We heard there would be a cleanup exercise so the group decided to join hands,” Genevieve Fianu the second in command of the NGO also added.
Source: GHANA/ onmaonline.com