Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA
Suhum (E/R), Sept. 4, GNA – Scores of
traders within the Suhum Business Municipality of the Eastern Region on
Saturday abandoned their trading activities in the early hours of the morning
to participate in the monthly National Sanitation Day (NSD) exercise.
The exercise saw a number of the traders
clearing choked drains and sweeping the various markets, collecting the
deposited debris for disposal.
Mrs Margret Ansei, the Municipal Chief
Executive of the Suhum Kraboar Coaltar, together with Alhaji Collins Dauda,
Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, led the exercise and was
supported by Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management company.
The two with their entourage toured some
principal streets and various suburbs of the municipality as they participated
in the exercise.
Describing the exercise as a successful one,
Mrs Ansei said it was important for the public to accept the national exercise
as a collective responsibility.
She said the monthly NSD exercise, which is
a government intervention, was gradually paying off.
“We are committed to working more; we are
going to make sure that we keep the fire burning so that we get more people
involved in creating a more conducive environment for everybody.”
Alhaji Dauda thanked the people of the area
for the good work done and appealed to them to continue with the exercise to
help ensure a clean hygienic environment.
He also called for peaceful co-existence
among the public- irrespective of one’s political, ethnic, social, tribal and
religious backgrounds, saying without peace there can never be development.
Osaberima Kofi said Ghana’s political
situation was very polarized and that with concerted effort the situation could
He called on the Information Services
Department to start filming war zone areas in other African for people to see
the dangers of war.
The NSD was instituted in 2014 by the
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development under the directive of
President John Dramani Mahama to revive the spirit of communal labour in our
The first Saturday of every month is set
aside to observed the exercise nationwide.