The Chief of Adukrom, Nana Otutu Ababio V, has called on his people and Ghanaians at large to take the issues of sanitation personal rather than relying on the government alone in handling it.
He stressed the need to ensure good sanitation for better health.
He made these comments on Saturday, May 13, 2023, when the Adukroman Foundation together with the Chief and his elders of Adukrom organized a massive cleanup exercise across the entire township in order to keep their environment clean and also avoid common diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, malaria, and others.
Nana Ababio V used the opportunity to commend residents of Adukrom who have come together to form the Adukroman Foundation especially Emelia Buzzell aka Mama Emelia as founder, Michael Yaw Afari, CEO, Nana Ahunoabobrim Osuodumgya Otutu Ababio V as Director, Rachel Yeller administrative/co-organizer of events, Awo Pampim Ako Tettebea Mankrado Hemaa/co-organizer, Christiana Amoah and Noah Asare Board of Directors and finally Ruth Appiah and Shirley Abedi-Boafo as Directors for taking such a great initiative in giving back to society where they came from, more especially when the foundation took it upon itself to provide four mechanized boreholes for the community during last year’s project.
A clean up exercise that brought hundreds of people together, almost the entire population of the community both the aged, the youth, sections of students, and other institutions such as Ghana Health Service, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, and more in displaying a high level of willingness and unity among all throughout the exercise.
Some of the participants who spoke to Ignite Media Group’s Kwabena Ahwireng Martin in an interview expressed their joy for partaking in the cleanup exercise emphasizing that cleanliness is next to godliness.
Speaking at the program, the District Environmental Officer for Okere, Mr Jato Joe expressed his happiness for the community in carrying such a major clean-up exercise since it would bring many health benefits to the people and the entire community.
He said a filthy environment breeds several illnesses which in most cases lead to death if it is not tackled timely and advised that, it is always safer and cheaper in keeping the environment clean health-wise than spending millions in fighting diseases that could be avoided if the soundings had been kept clean from dirt.
He used the opportunity to urge the Chief and his elders, the Adukroman Foundation, and the entire community to be doing such a cleanup exercise regularly to keep the environment clean which would also help to protect the people from contracting some common diseases.
By: Martin Kwabena Ahwireng | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana