‘Lead the crusade against poor sanitation’ - Assin South DCE charges
The District Chief Executive for Assin South, Ms Felicia Amissah Ntrakwa, has admonished Chiefs and Assembly members of the area to lead the fight against poor sanitation.
Date Created : 3/8/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Owusu Asante Shadrack/Ghanadistricts.com
According to her, poor sanitation condition has the ability to undermine the health of the people therefore it fights, must be a collective responsibility of all which the chiefs and Assembly members must lead.
She made the statement when the Assin South District Assembly embarked on a massive clean-up exercise at Nyankomase Ahenkro.
The exercise saw stakeholders such as Nyankomase Ahenkro Royal Ladies Association, Staff of the District Assembly, Council of Churches, and Students among others with a solitary aim at keeping the environment clean to curtail the outbreak of diseases.
The DCE, who was leading the exercise, was seen wearing gloves and holding a broom together with the people sweeping the street, desilting choked gutters, and also weeding surroundings.
She pledged that the exercise is not going to be a nine-day wonder but would maintain it to ensure the district becomes the cleanest in the region.
Ms Ntrakwa revealed that the Assembly has secured a vast land for a final disposal site at Assin Kyekyewere.
According to her, this would curb the final dumping challenge facing the Zoomlion Ghana.
Meanwhile, the Assembly member of Nyankomase Ahenkro Electoral Area, Mr. David Danny Dadzie, was very elated by the District Assembly's frantic effort to improve sanitation problems in the area.
He, however, appealed to the Assembly to provide communal containers at vantage points for refuse collection.
He also advised the residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse into gutters, as such is a contributing factor to severe flooding and health-related problems.
On his part, the National Public Relations Officer of the Musama Disco Christo Church, Rev. Moses A.Y. Gyamba who doubles as the Chairman for the Assin South Local Council of Churches, called on religious organizations to spearhead the campaign against poor sanitation.
He said the church can only prosper when the members are healthy enough in all spheres, and therefore the church must ensure the environment is conducive for inhabitants.