BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Leeford Kpakpo Quarshie, the Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, in the gutters with members of Rich & Bard
A YOUTH group operating under the umbrella name Rich & Bard-Kinka We at Osu in the Greater Accra Region has embarked on a massive clean-up exercise within the metropolis to breed hope into the national sanitation day exercise.
The clean-up exercise began from the Osu Mantse Palace and spread to the Castle Junction, NDK Financial Service lane and other major streets within Osu.
The president of Rich & Bard, Albert Lutterodt, in an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE after they had defied a downpour, appealed to residents to fully participate in the national sanitation day exercise to keep the environment clean.
The exercise on the national sanitation day was on the theme; ‘Clean Environment, safe food, healthy people.’
Lutterodt urged all youth groups in the area to show commitment to ensuring that the various gutters were kept clean. The president of the association explained that even though it had a membership base of about 100, the one-year-old group had done a lot within its short existence.
“We are taking this exercise to clean our environment because cleanliness is next to godliness and we must all ensure that we keep our environment clean. This is the only way we can keep ourselves healthier.
He added that, “We have been existing for the past one year and have also done free health screening and helped some of our members in education.”
He called on the authorities to place metal covers instead of concrete on gutters and also advised persons who drop waste indiscriminately into the various gutters to shy away from that practice.
Mr Leeford Kpakpo Quarshie, the Constituency Chairman National Democratic Congress, who threw his weight behind the exercise, called for a united front in fighting against filth.