The Bole Youth for Peace and Development has organized a cleanup exercise in and around B.A Saaka forecourt, Sawla station and Bole junction as part o
The Bole Youth for Peace and Development has organized a cleanup exercise in and around B.A Saaka forecourt, Sawla station and Bole junction as part of the organization’s contribution to clearing the town from filth.
The event brought all the members together including the District Chief Executive, Madam Veronica Alele, to clear the weeds grown on the edges of the gutters. The members desilted the gutters and removed all the plastic bags that had chocked them.
Speaking to Yagbon News, the Secretary of the organisation, Mr. Abdulai Haruna Obey commended members of the group for turning up in their numbers to participate in the cleanup exercise .
Mr. Haruna, said despite the continuous education on sanitation aimed at changing attitudes some recalcitrant continue to litter around and fill gutters with plastic bags that end up choking drains and breeding mosquitoes.
He called for attitudinal change in a bid to resolve the problem of sanitation in the town and commended the group members including other citizens who joined in the activity for their effort in cleaning up the town whiles advised residents in the town to assist in clearing the town from filth.
According to him, simply enforcing the laws on habitable buildings and the disposal of both liquid and solid waste, a good portion of the problems of sanitation faced by the town could be solved.
Mr. Haruna urged the assembly to be more pro-active in tackling sanitation within the town, saying “we should be more creative in finding solutions to our sanitation problems.”
He said it took basic habits such as washing of hands with soap before eating and keeping one’s environment clean by weeding and cleaning gutters and drains, to prevent the hundreds of deaths that occur every year, from hygiene related causes.
He hints of a bye-law to be formulated which will seek to deter people from dumping refuse indiscriminately in the town.
By: Chipo Kwaku,Yagbon Radio, Bole, S/R.