BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CHIEF and the people of Berekuso, in collaboration with Doris Gyamo Foundation, have staged a massive clean-up exercise to launch the Doris Gyamo national clean-up campaign to whip up the spirit for environmental cleanliness in all the 16 regions in the country.
The exercise is to encourage every single individual within the country to understand the need to uphold cleanliness at all material times.
At the massively attended clean-up exercise at Berekuso to launch the campaign, Berekusohene, Odeefoo Oteng Korankyi II, described the exercise as “massive and one that would be beneficial to all.”
Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE during the event, Odeefoo Korankyi said, “I’m so happy to host Doris Gyamo and her foundation as she launches her clean-up education campaign that would ensure she goes to all the 16 regions to educate people on the need to keep the environment clean.
The Berekusohene, who led the exercise himself, said “leadership is by example” and urged Ghanaians to support the fight against filth.
Doris Gyamo foundation
Dubbed ‘Let’s Clean Ghana’, the campaign, which is a collaboration among the Chief of Berekuso, Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the government, is designed to create awareness of the importance of cleaning the environment and urged all to “play your part.”
Doris Gyamo, the founder of the foundation, is expected to tour all the 16 regions of the country to educate Ghanaians and whip up the need to keep the environment clean.
Ms Gyamo, a gospel musician, said, “ I want to impact society to learn how to keep the environment clean. Our message is through the music and when I had the vision and initiated the action, Nana accepted and supported the exercise to live a healthy life.
The slogan for the exercise is ‘Sesa wo suban’: stop open urination, open defecation and open littering
Akwapem South DCE
Mr Frank Aidoo, the Chief Executive of the Akuapem South Municipal Assembly, who also graced the occasion, called for a watchdog committee to help in enforcing the sanitation laws in the area.
“I have to be here with my assembly people to support the exercise. Sanitation is major issue in the President’s vision of championing a clean society. We are here with our implements and support the cause. We have discussed with the Foundation to extend its activities to other places,” the MCE said.
Faustina Shaddey, head of Zoomlion in the Akuapem South district, expressed satisfaction at the level of participation and acknowledged the role of young people by taking active part in the exercise.
She said, “Zoomlion, we are waste management expert and we cannot do the work alone, we need everybody to support the cause”.
Moments after the clean-up exercise, a ceremony was staged to officially launch the exercise as well as a fundraising event