Shai-Osudoku to host National Sanitation Day

Dr. Bernice Adiku Heloo,Deputy Minister of Environment,science Technology and Innovation

Dr. Bernice Adiku Heloo,Deputy Minister of Environment,science Technology and Innovation

The Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region will on Saturday host this month’s National Sanitation Day (NSD).

The day, observed on the first Saturday of every month is a government policy aimed at encouraging voluntary cleaning of communities.

A press statement announcing the venue for Saturday’s exercise said “since the inception of the exercise, cholera outbreak has reduce drastically therefore the need to sustain it.”

According to the statement, signed by Dupey Isaac Kwaku, the Public Relations officer at the Local Government Ministry, at the end of July, “only” one case of cholera has been recorded signifying that the exercise was influencing attitudinal change, a panacea to the cholera menace.

Mr. Dupey called on the entire country to come out in their numbers and clean their environment so as to avoid filth related ailments.

The NSD, instituted in November 2014, was in response to the cholera scourge.

The exercise, which used to be held on regional basis, has been segmented to district levels where officials of the Local Government Ministry randomly choose a district to host the clean-up.

With dying patronage, there have been calls for a legislation to back the day to make it compulsory for all citizens to observe.

 By Times Reporter      

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