President John Dramani Mahama joined the people of Sogakope in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region to commemorate the maiden National Sanitation Day.
Citi News’ Norbert Akpablie reported that the President, who was accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, joined in the exercise at Sogakope; saying afterwards that Ghanaians should see the clean-up as an activity which should be done on a daily basis.
The President had earlier in a statement urged Ghanaians to come out and work together to clean the country on Saturday, during the National Sanitation Day.
He said in a statement on Friday: “Sanitation is a public good and its impact affects everybody irrespective of one’s ethnic, political, religious or geographical background. ”
President Mahama also called on all Ghanaians “to work together as one unified community of people to ensure the sustainable cleaning of our environs and help make Ghana cleaner and safer.”
In September, he participated in similar exercises when he joined residents in Nima, Teshie, Akoto Lante and Bukom to clean-up their communities.
Meanwhile, The Vice-President, Kwesi Amissah Arthur, who joined the residents of Nima to mark the National Sanitation Day, has urged the media, community leaders and chiefs to help sustain the program by creating awareness on the need to keep communities clean.
“When people see that their surroundings are getting better, they’ll be encouraged to continue to do this work,” he said. It is good and it is beneficial to the people. It’s good for their health and it is good for the community.”