The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Gilbert Ken Asmah admonished residents within the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality to give weight to sanitation in the municipality.
He said a clean environment is a healthy way of life and advised the public to desist from throwing rubbish on the street and drains as they were the main cause of floods.
Hon. Gilbert Ken Asmah said these at the forecourt of the Tarkwa-Tamso station on Saturday 5th August, 2017 where hundreds of residents from all part of the municipality participated in the re-launching of National Sanitation Day Exercise in the Municipality.
He said the sanitation exercise has come to stay and the exercise would continue on the first Saturday of every month in the Municipality.
“We should let the sanitation exercise be our culture and forms part of our everyday lives”, he added.
Hon. Gilbert Ken Asmah assured the people that, the Assembly would provide dustbins along the roads to reduce the throwing of rubbish on the street. He advised the public to desist from dropping excrement into the dustbins when provided.
With support from the various Security Agencies, Mining Companies, Financial Companies, Waste Management Companies such as Zoomlion, residents desilted major drains that were choked and cleared refuse at the Tarkwa Main Station.
Various organizations and companies such as showed a communal spirit with their presence at the exercise as well as presented various tools to the Assembly to the support the exercises.
Mr. Emmanuel Kudor, the Municipal Environmental Officer commended the residents for their massive turn out to support the exercise. He also commended the various donors and assured them the tools will be taking care of by the Assembly.
The National Sanitation Day (NSD) is an initiative by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. The day is a voluntary clean-up exercise for all Ghanaian residents in an effort to reduce unsanitary conditions that breads disease.