Gov’t Seeks Partnership in Tackling Cholera

From left: Emmanuel Kwaku Agyeman, Julius Debrah and Nii Lantey Vandepuye  

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Julius Debrah, has called on players within the private sector to join hands in tackling the recent cholera outbreak in the country that has affected over 3,100 people.

Over 40 people in Accra have been reported killed by the pandemic.

Mr Debrah made the call when the Ministry met with the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) to discuss programmes on how to control the cholera outbreak.

According to the Minister , ‘The public sector or government alone cannot do everything, so there is therefore the need for effective collaboration and partnership to move this country forward.’

The Minister was optimistic that the collaboration with GIBA would help create awareness in order to eradicate cholera completely from the country.

On his part, the President of GIBA, Akwasi Agyeman, attributed the cholera outbreak to indiscriminate dumping of refuse within major urban areas across the country.

According to him, there is the need for attitudinal change on the part of Ghanaians on how they treat their surroundings, adding, ‘City authorities alone cannot keep our country clean. We all need to contribute to keeping our environment clean.’

He assured the general public that GIBA would continue to collaborate with other stakeholders in addressing sanitation issues across Ghana.

By Christiana Mpra Agyei & Humu Kulsum Ali

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