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BAF launches a four week clean up exercise in the kotoso community

Bryan Acheampong Foundation (BAF) in collaboration with Atlas Volunteers, Kwahu East District Assembly, Ghana Health Service, and Zoom Lion Ghana limited on Saturday August 3, 2019, embarked on a massive Clean-up Exercise at Kotoso a fishing Community in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern region.

As such, businesses were closed between 6:00am to 11:00am to ensure full participation of all in the exercise. The event began with sweeping of streets, desilting of gutters, weeding, gathering and disposing of refuse etc.

 

The Health and Sport Manager at the Foundation, Mr. Hillary Awuah Konadu, explained that, the move is part of efforts aimed at ensuring cleanliness in Kotoso, which is line with the District Chief Executive’s vision of making the district, the cleanest district in the Eastern region.

“This is just one of the many ways that we at Bryan Acheampong Foundation (BAF) have strategized to make sure that Kotoso indeed becomes clean and everyone must play a part’. He added.

The exercise which is a four weeks’ activity is on the theme: A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT; EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.

The district environmental health director, Mr. Amos Mintim stated that, though environmental maintenance is the responsibility of the government, however, it is time for individuals and organizations within the community to play complementary roles to support effort. He urged the market women to clean their places of trade every evening before departing for home. “we appeal to the community people to desist from littering the environment and reduce the use of polythene bags and carrier bags when they visit the market”. He added.

The representative of the District Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Addo, expressed gratitude to Bryan Acheampong Foundation (BAF) for such a wonderful exercise which has never happened in the Kotoso Community.

Mr. Addo said, it is important for stakeholders to mitigate pollution which has become a global canker due to indiscriminate dumping of refuse into drains and at unauthorized places.

He underscored the need to safeguard the environment from pollution as its effects threatened human health. He advised the community people to refrain from unhealthy habits towards the environment and always ensure that they keep their surroundings clean to promote good health.