Fred Labi (right) sweeping alongside Daniel Kwaku (left) and members of the Rotary Club
Members of the Rotary Club of Accra, Spintex Division, and some fisher folks at Sakumono over the weekend joined hands with the rest of the nation to undertake a special clean-up exercise at the Sakumono Titanic Beach in fulfilment of the National Sanitation Day initiative.
The morning-long exercise began at about 6:00am with special support from waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
Speaking to DAILY GUIDE on the sidelines of the exercise, President of the Rotary Club of Spintex, Fred Labi, disclosed that “this beach used by many, especially at weekends, has become so dirty that the fishermen fish more rubbish in their nets than fish.”
He lamented that “this is affecting their (fishermen) livelihood” adding that “Rotary Club of Accra Spintex in his quest to improve the community has taken upon itself to help improve the environment the fishermen work in, and by so doing, they will have more fish in their nets than rubbish, and thus help alleviate poverty and improve on their livelihoods.”
Mr Labi gave the assurance that the clean-up exercise, with support from Zoomlion Ghana Limited, “will be sustained by the fishermen continuing the cleaning every National Sanitation Day or any other day they choose.”
Meanwhile, one of the chief fishermen at the Sakumono Titanic Beach, Daniel Kwaku, told DAILY GUIDE that the attitudes of most fishermen have been responsible for the beach being dirty.
He said although the fishermen are fully aware that their livelihood comes from the beach, they have for about nine years refused to take it upon themselves to clean the beach.
By Melvin Tarlue