The Member of Parliament for Amasaman, Akwasi Afrifa Mensah has asked the public to stop disposing of waste at unauthorized places.T
According to him, individuals must contribute their quota in maintaining a hygienic environment.
Speaking to Citi News during a clean-up exercise in parts of the constituency, Mr. Afrifa Mensah noted that the exercise will be done every month.
“This is part of a program that I have outlined that every month I will move to one electoral area and do a clean-up exercise. When you look at the plastic that we have cleared on the roadside, I don’t think it is my constituents who littered but rather the commercial vehicles. So I will advise them to desist from that habit of throwing rubbish onto the streets and roadside. I will also advise my constituents to practice safe hygiene.”
A similar project was started by the government in 2014 called the National Sanitation Day.
It was observed on every first Saturday of every month.
This was a voluntary clean-up exercise which was supposed to take place across the country.
However, the National Sanitation Day has not been effective in recent times.