The District Chief Executive Officer for Abura- Asebu- Kwamankese district, Hon. Madam Felicia Aba Hagan has reiterated the need to instil a healthy environmental practice concept in pupils especially in the basic schools. Such sanitary conduct, she noted would go a long way to imbibe them with a sound lifestyle as it will catch them young and live by it in all aspects of their life.

     ” Studies show that it is difficult to change from old behavior” she noted and added that ” under the circumstance, it is quite easier to inculcate societal values in the child “

     The DCE who said this when addressing the participants after a six- hour communal labour at Abura Dunkwa over the weekend.

     The Clean-up exercise which was organized as part of the National  Sanitation Day exercise which preceded the 61st Independence Day  by the district Assembly in conjunction with the Zoomlion company limited to rid the district capital of filth, attracted support from several identifiable groups and residents of the place.

       They include decentralized staff, several security personnel drawn from the police and Fire service, Clergy, Assembly members, teachers and pupils.

        They distilled chocked gutters, cleared weedy areas and removed an over- aged piled- up refuse.
         Madam Aba Hagan further explained that though the exercise was in response to the national call to tackle the growing waste generation problem in the country, it behoves on us as human beings to try as much as possible to adopt a decent livelihood style so as to ward off preventable diseases.
         ” It sometimes defies logic for one to build a house with all the necessary ancillary facilities include, kitchen etc, but without a place of convenience” she observed seriously.
           This quest she said has been the concern of her outfit since she assumed office as DCE.
           Madam Aba Hagan was however unhappily about the lukewarm attitude of some residents whose disparaging remarks sometimes tended to derail progress of such crucial national issue.
           She appealed to all and sundry to get on board in search for solution to improve sanitation.
           Madam Aba Hagan then commended the participants particularly, pupils from the “Baiden D/A basic school for their massive participation and advised traders to ensure regular cleaning of surroundings and their stalls and shops.
         Mr. Seth Anim- Boadi, the District Coordinating Director, Hon. Solomon Joojo Bondzie, ( PM) and Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent ( ASP) Jonathan K. Banni, ( the DFO ) Mr. Jafaru, Rev. Kofi Adu- Mensah, General Overseer, Gethsemane Prayer Assembly, Messrs K. Brown and Emmanuel Affutu Commey, the District Environmental Health Officer took part in the exercise.

FROM: Rev. Edwin Kojo Sekyi, C/R ( Silver Fm/ Pinknews)  Correspondent.
Email: revedwinsekyi@gmail.com

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