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Bin litter to keep the environment clean— Doku

The District Chief Executive of the Ningo Prampram, Mr Jonathan Teye Doku, has advised the residents to bin every litter to keep the environment clean. This, he said, would prevent the spread of diseases such as malaria and cholera.

 

Mr Doku gave the advice when two female tourists, Gillian Paul (Lead Community Practitioner for National Health Services, London) and Sonia Poleon (Journalist, UK) in partnership with the Ningo Prampram District Assembly, Zoomlion and Abia D/A Basic Cchool organized a clean-up exercise at one of the popular beach resorts, Pram Beach.

 

The two tourists are in the country on the invitation of their working colleague in London who hails from Ningo Prampram.

 

Zoomlion, the sanitation company responsible for the maintenance of sanitation in the district, provided gloves, bins, nose masks, detergents and other cleaning equipment for the exercise.

 

Mr Doku was excited about the initiative since it complimented the effort of the assembly and the government of making Accra the cleanest city in West Africa.

 

Gillian and Sonia’s passion on environment issues brought up the idea of the clean up exercise. The two, therefore used the occasion to educate school children who participated in the clean up exercise on good sanitation practices. They educated the pupils on the benefits of keeping the environment clean.

 

A represented of Royal Nii & Co., recycling company, Mr Richard Nii Afari took the participants through the recycling of waste products such as plastics, papers, glass, metals and domestic materials.

 

He promised that the recycling plant, which is located in the district, would be providing four set of bins for each waste product (paper, glass, plastic and metal) at vantage points to facilitate the waste separation. This initiative, he believed, would rid the district of filth and also provide jobs for the unemployed youths as well.

                                                                                          

                                                                                         Gillian (in the middle of pupils) gathering debris along the beach

Source: ISD (Doreen Aculey)