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World Clean Up Day: Ghana joins the world with a nationwide clean up exercise



Ghana has held a nationwide clean up exercise to commemorate this year’s World Clean Up Day.

The national exercise was under the theme “Cleaning for Safe, Healthy and Sustainable Ghana”.

The ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources led the exercise in collaboration with the Metropolitan and District Assemblies and in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Ltd.

The nationwide clean up event, which coincided with the International Clean Up Day and is celebrated every third Saturday of September, promises to be a defining moment in the nation’s ongoing commitment to improve environmental sanitation services and awareness creation.

According to the minister for Sanitationand Water Resources, Hon. Dr. Freda Prempeh, to enhance the attainment of the Government’s vision of a clean Ghana and sustainable WASH service delivery, there is the need for all stakeholders to actively play their prescribed roles effectively.

She therefore called on stakeholders including the Government and non-state actors, the media as well as individuals to come together to plan and execute cleanup activities across the country.

As part of the cleanup exercise, the Ministry plans to engage traditional and social media sensitization campaigns, intensive premises inspection by staff of the District Assemblies, among others.

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