On Valentine Day of 14 February, the National Commission for Civic Education in partnership with the Shell Tobacco Electoral Area and other relevant agencies such as Zoomlion Ghana, District Environmental Health Office (DEHO), Kaleawo 107.3FM and all Drivers Union in Akatsi undertook an unusual cleanup up exercise.
The Clean-Up Exercise, which took place in the Akatsi Township, specifically in the Accra Station area, witnessed the involvement of the District Chief Executive in the person of Hon. Leo-nelson Adzidogah, who lauded the monthly Clean-Up Campaign initiated by the Assembly Member of the Shell Tobacco Electoral District, Hon. Wonder Gatepe and urged other electoral areas to follow, He added that “Health is Wealth”
The Akatsi South District Director of NCCE, Rev Vincent Adzika in when interviewed by http://Hypeghnewsroom.com said as we celebrate the day of love, let as remember that the oneness we have shown through this Communal Labour and Health screening is what we need in building a strong and progressive community.
Once we encourage the spirit of communalism that looks dead in most Ghana society at the moment, and stop over-reliance on the District Assemblies and the Central Government for everything including sanitation, our communities will see no significant growth.
Honourable Wonder Gatepe, Assembly member for the Shell Tobacco Electoral Area in his remark said Valentine Day is a day to show love and the best way to show love is to keep our environment clean and prevent our loved ones from becoming ill from preventable diseases like Cholera, Diarrhoea and Malaria which are all as a result of poor sanitation
He added that regular checking of one’s health is vital in preventing chronic diseases. Rich-lily Herbal Centre coordinated the free health screening.