Joy News, the flagship of the Multimedia Group Limited, yesterday launched a clean communities’ project to address the poor sanitation situation at Kaklamadu, La in Accra.
Under the sponsorship of STAR-Ghana, the project is to ensure that the inhabitants of the community have access to good health facilities.
Launching the project, the Chief Operating Officer of Multi-TV, Mr Klaus von Backustein, noted that Ghana might not meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Seven, which is on sanitation, because of the lack of accountability and malfunctioning of the law addressing sanitation in the country.
That, he said, was one of the reasons that called for a rapid change in the laws to address sanitation issues in the country.
In addition, he said citizen journalists would be trained in the community to report on the progress of the one-year project.
He, therefore, urged the residents to lend their support to make the project a reality in the community.
Accountability and transparency
The Deputy Programmes Manager of STAR-Ghana, Mrs Mary Tobbin Osei, said the project would enable the citizens to demand accountability and transparency from the government in addressing issues of sanitation in the country.
She charged the media to contribute to ensure that issues of sanitation were put on the doorstep of the people.
Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III, the La Mantse, commended Multi-TV for bringing the project to the La community and urged the organisation to extend it to other communities in the country.
The Municipal Chief Executive of LEKMA, Mrs Rita Odoley Sowah, gave an assurance that rubbish bins would be distributed to every household in the community to address the issue of sanitation.
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