Staff and students of Sakafia Islamic Educational Complex at Sawaba, a suburb of Kumasi, on Monday did a massive clean-up exercise as part of activities to mark [email protected] anniversary celebrations.
The over 1,300 students and teachers spent over four hours sweeping market places at Sawaba and Adukrom, desilted gutters along the road from Sawaba to Adukrom, swept open spaces, removed cobwebs from the classrooms of the school and cleared refuse dumps.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) supported them with tools.
Sheikh Ismail Saeed Adam, the Director of the school, said the exercise was not only to commemorate the celebration but also to inculcate in the children and the people the spirit of personal hygiene and environmental cleanliness.
He advised the students to be patriotic and to be interested in community participation to enhance the development of the country.
Sheikh Adam appealed to the KMA to extend its sanitation activities and programmes to communities in the metropolis.