Business Executive and Columnist, Vincent Letsa Kobla Djokoto, a member of the Tenge-Dzokoto Royal Family of Anyako, has said The period scheduled, from 13th to 15th May, 2020, by the Ministry of Sanitation, for a clean-up exercise in fourteen (14) regions and districts should be extended.
In an article published on Accra Free Press, Vincent Djokoto wrote:
Two (2) days is not a sufficient amount of time; this will only provide a short-lived facelift for communities. I doubt it’ll last for more than a week. We need to devise and initiate a long-term plan that is sustainable. If we invest properly in sanitation this will cut the costs required for the improvement of healthcare. We expect less people to fall sick when the environment is clean and people take personal hygiene much more seriously.
Fourteen regions and districts across the country have begun clean up and disinfection exercises similar to those conducted in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions during the partial lockdown.
The exercise which started yesterday (May 13, 2020), will end on the 15th of May 2020.
The exercise, supported by the Ghana Armed Forces and other security services, is to improve sanitation in the country following the coronavirus pandemic and to reduce flooding especially as the rainy season begins.
Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah announced this when the Ministry donated 30 community waste containers for onward distribution to the various MMDCE’s in Accra.