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23.03.2009 Social News

Form sanitation clubs in educational institutions – NGO


he Atta Mills Foundation, a pro-democracy Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), in Kumasi, has advocated the formation of sanitation clubs in educational institutions.

The NGO said sanitation issues had become very important in the nation's development process in recent times and that the formation of such clubs was crucial in sensitizing students, especially the youth to appreciate cleanliness in all their activities.

Togbui Mawufeame Fugah, Life Patron of the Foundation, was not happy that the nation spent a chunk of her resources in curbing filth-related diseases such as malaria, typhoid and cholera, which he said, could have been avoided if the citizenry were sanitation-conscious.

He was briefing the GNA in Kumasi, at the weekend, on the second phase of a massive clean-up exercise to be embarked by the Foundation, next month, to help keep the Kumasi Metropolis clean. The first exercise was held in January this year.

Togbui Fugah said the exercise would cover some principal streets and communities including, the Kumasi Children's Home and that during the event, choked gutters and garbage would be cleared.

He appealed to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), identifiable groups and residents to join in the exercise by providing equipment to facilitate the work.

Togbui Fugah noted that the exercise also formed part of activities towards the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the enstoolment of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, as Asantehene.