…Launches ‘Go Clean the Beaches’ Campaign
A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), ‘War Against Poor Sanitation (WAPS) which has been advocating and educating the public against poor sanitation by making sure the cities are kept cleaned, has intensified its campaign by taking it to the beaches.
The group in their latest move, has launched ‘clean the beaches campaign’ with the aim of boosting tourism and making sure the seashores and its surroundings are cleaned.
WAPS which has its volunteers across the country began their ‘Clean the beaches’ campaign at the Korle-Gonno Beach in Accra, last Saturday, October 13 where the beach which has been extremely choked with plastic waste materials and polythene rubbers was kept cleaned with warning notices erected at vantage points.
The group also introduced dustbins known as ‘GocleanGhana’ dustbins that will be distributed across the country for streets, beaches, schools among other public places to curb reckless disposal of waste materials in the environment.
Speaking in an interview with the media after the clean up exercise, Executive Director of the group, Mr Wisdom Selasi Addai said the dustbin is very easy to use and it’s more secured from theft and has space where organizations can advertise their products and do other forms of promotions.
According to him, the dustbins helpful and would be place at public place nationwide. He therefore, called on both private and government institutions to come onboard and support this initiative in ensuring that the country is kept neat and cleaned.
He said he is convinced and believed that with good attitudes, right policies and programs, the Ghana can win the war against poor sanitation.