Ga West pupils sensitised on sanitation

Mr. Samuel Larweh

Mr. Samuel Larweh

The Ga West Municipal Assembly has undertaken a tour of schools to educate pupils about good sanitation practices in the quest to improve the sanitation condition in the municipality.

About 20 primary and junior high schools at Amasaman, Samsam, Korleman, Pokuase, Adjein Kotoku and Afiaman benefited from the tour in which the pupils were briefed about the various interventions of the assembly on sanitation and the role they could play in that regard.

Mr. Samuel N. Larweh, Municipal Planning Officer and Coordinator of Sanitation and Water Projects, who led the tour, believes the involvement of children in the promotion of good environmental practices was critical in sustaining the campaign on sanitation, and also enable them to practise what they are taught in school.

In addition, he told the Ghana News Agency that children could act as change agents in the community by practising and teaching their parents and other children good sanitation practices.

As part of the tour, he explained that the pupils were informed about the health and environmental hazards posed by poor sanitation practices, adding that the pupils also gave their commitment to apply good environmental and sanitation practices, especially in the disposal of solid waste.

Apart from the tour of the schools, Mr. Larweh said a series of community durbars and sensitisation programmes in churches, mosque and markets, have been held to promote sanitation, adding that landlords whose houses are without toilets, have also been asked to provide that facility

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