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LADMA: ’Clean Communities’ initiative launched at Kaklamadu

An initiative to make Ghana one of the cleanest countries in the world has been launched at Kaklamadu in the La Dade-Kotopon Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.


Date Created : 5/5/2014 2:20:01 PM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com

An initiative to make Ghana one of the cleanest countries in the world has been launched at Kaklamadu in the La Dade-Kotopon Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.

The initiative which is being jointly sponsored by Strengthening Transparency Accountability and Responsibility, STAR-GH and Multimedia Group limited seeks to inculcate the habit of cleanliness in the everyday lives and activities of Ghanaians.

About five (5) communities have been selected to benefit from this initiative including Kaklamadu in the Greate Accra Region, Adina in the Eastern Region, Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, and parts of the Volta and Central Regions.

As part of the initiative, citizen journalists would be recruited and trained in the selected communities facilitate the programme and also give weekly updates of sanitation related issues to the organizers of the project.

Speaking at the launch of the programme, the Municipal Chief Executive for the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, Madam Rita Odoley Sowah said keeping the environment clean needs a collaborated effort.

She was however sad how some residents litter their communities and defecate at open places instead of using public places of convenience.

“When you see people trying to litter the community or pouring filth in rain water or gutters you should advise them to stop, to ensure a clean community for all” she added.

Madam Odoley said the Assembly had erected two different toilet facilities within the La Dadekotopon Municipality adding that the facilities would be handed over soon.

Mr. Vaus Klaus Bukustein, from Multimedia Group said the initiative which is supposed to last for a year was geared toward improving on sanitation within the country as well as a means of improving on the level of health within the country.

Some residents who took their turn to ask questions and make contributions called for more refuse containers to be made available at vantage points and refuse collected on time by the appropriate authorities to ensure maximum cleanliness within the communities.

Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/Ghanadistricts.com