The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Weija-Gbawe Constituency, Cleland Nii Ayaa Ayison, has charged Ghanaians to change their attitudes towards waste management especially littering around to enhance a clean and hygiene environment.
According to him, the community has a moral responsibility to change their attitude of indiscriminate disposal of refuse.
Mr. Ayison made the assersion on the sideline of a Clean-up exercise organized by the Weija-Gbawe Constituency of the NDC.
The four-hour exercise saw supporters of NDC and members of the community cleaning choked gutters, clearing weeds and sweeping along the street of Weija.
The exercise was aimed at sensitizing the people in the community on the essence to keep the environment clean and also make people aware of diseases related of filth especially malaria and cholera, which have become a threat to society.
Furthermore, Mr. Ayison advised residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of waste on the street and drainages within the Constituency.
The indiscriminate dumping of waste in the drainage he noted is also responsible for floods and outbreak of diseases.
Mr. Ayison noted that the exercise was to make the inhabitants environmentally concious, which is a priority to healthy living.
He added that since cleanliness is next to Godliness it behoves all to be sanitation conscious by cleaning their immediate surroundings to help reduce communicable diseases in the various communities.
Mr. Ayison entreated residents in the Constituency to keep their refuse safe in safe containers to prevent flies from hovering over them which could lead to spread of diseases.
He also urged them to dump refuse at approved points to keep the community clean.
By: Paul Mamattah