By: Benjamin Owusu | Voltaonlinegh.com |
As part of efforts to keep Ghana clean, students and residents in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti Region have spent the holiday on a clean-up exercise to keep the streets of the capital, Nkwanta clean.
According to the students, taking an active part in the clean up exercise would enable them contribute to the eradication of communicable diseases, thus, giving them a sense of responsibility.
Speaking to Voltaonlinegh.com, students who took part in the clean up exercise said, dirty environment has many negative implications for the country and that having realised the benefits of having a clean environment, they would always be ready to respond to calls to assist with clean up exercises.
The Assemblyman for Nkwanta Nsana Zongo Electoral Area, Richard Kwame Nayo, commended the students and residents for keeping the streets clean saying that cleanliness is important for a healthy society.
He therefore urged other students and communities to emulate the example of these students and get involved in clean up exercises.
A resident, Festus Okpora lauded the media for taking key interest in ensuring that Ghana is made clean.
He indicated that it was important that the youth of the country be inculcated in them the spirit of communalism and volunteerism at a very early stage of their lives so that it would become a part of them.
Nkwanta-based Gateway Radio morning show Host, Christiana Ativi, urged media practitioners to focus more on sanitation-related issues instead of the daily political talk shows.