President John Mahama has asked Ghanaians to step out in their numbers and fully participate in the maiden nationwide clean-up exercise on Saturday, “for a clean and secure living”.
The government has designated the first Saturday of every month beginning this Saturday, November 1, for a clean-up exercise simultaneously nationwide from 6:00 am to 9:00 am, to help address the country’s sanitation challenges.
In a statement on Friday, October 31, 2014; the President also called on recognized bodies to mobilize their members to lend support to the National Sanitation Day.
“Let me urge all political leaders, opinion leaders, especially traditional authorities, religious leaders, personnel from the security services, workers, students and other recognized bodies to mobilize their members to lend support to the National Sanitation Day by coming out in your numbers to participate fully in this maiden activity, and on the first Saturday of every month”.
The statement said, Government will continue play its part by investing heavily in infrastructural projects such as drainage, water supply and health care facilities across the country to change people’s behavior and attitude towards proper sanitation and cleanliness.
“Sanitation is a public good and its impact affects everybody irrespective of one’s ethnic, political, religious or geographical background. What this means is that it is our collective responsibility as Ghanaians to take the needed measures to ensure that we live in a clean, safe and healthy environment”.
The President further stressed on the need for Ghanaians to continue to “work together, as one unified community of people to ensure the sustainable cleaning of our environs and help make Ghana cleaner and safer”.