Save Our Beaches -Ghana, an NGO with the passion to transform Ghana’s beaches into places of beauty and end some destructive activities such as open defecation, sand winning and dumping of refuse at the beaches organized a clean-up exercise in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
The clean-up was organized to observe the World Environment Day held on June 5 every year.
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect the environment.
The clean-up exercise took place at the Korle Gonno beach, stretching from opposite the fire Service training school to Dodo Beach (after Lavender Hill).
The clean- up commenced at 6:30 am with volunteers and workers of Zoomlion tackling the mammoth filth along the stretch.
The people present were presented with hand gloves, nose masks, rakes, brooms and boots to clear the filth.
The Chairman for the Ablekuma South Sub Metro, Lawrence Breenslade, Chairman of Ashiedu Keteke Sub Metro, Raymond Seth Tetteh, officials from Zoomlion Ghana Limited in the area, community development officers and Kafui Dey who is the Clean Beach Ambassador all took part in the exercise.
Two full containers of filth were collected at the beachside. Some of the trash cleaned at the beach included empty bottles, shoes, bags, pure water sachets, umbrellas, among others.
The Chairman for Ablekuma South Sub-Metro, Lawrence Breenslade commended the NGO and Zoomlion Ghana Limited and called for more collaboration to transform the Korle Gonno Beach.
Mr. Kafui Dey said that Save Our Beaches would not rest until tangible changes are seen nationwide.
He called on companies to support the worthy cause to ensure that the vision of clean beaches is realized.
The clean-up exercise was supported by Bel Beverages, producers of Bel-Aqua, and a subsidiary of Blow Group of Companies.