Municipal Assembly, Pentecost Church clean Wa Municipality

Wa (U/W)- The Wa Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Church of Pentecost over the weekend organised a clean-up exercise in Wa to climax the Environmental Care Campaign.

The two institutions launched the campaign on Sunday, February 23, 2020 to drum home the need for the public to observe good sanitation practices to help make Wa the cleanest city in the country.

As part of the campaign, they carried out institutional sensitization in churches, schools and mosques as well as radio discussions to get the message of good sanitation practices to the people.

Members of the Church of Pentecost, Wa Municipal Assembly, Boys Scouts and the Zoomlion Ghana Limited among others participated in the clean-up exercise.

Shops at the Wa Central Market and Wa Kajetia, as well as around the Wa Naa’s Palace and the Jubilee Park where the exercise took place, were closed as personnel from the Ghana Police Service were present to ensure maximum compliance.

Addressing participants after the exercise, Mr Paul Baba Mornah, the Wa Municipal Environment Health Officer, said Wa was regarded as the cleanest town some years back, but the narrative has changed because the people engaged in bad sanitation practices.

He urged them to jealously guard that position to ensure that Wa remains the cleanest city in Ghana in the next ranking.

Mr Mornah said poor plastic waste management is a major environmental health challenge in the municipality and appealed to the people to avoid indiscriminate waste disposal and to dispose of plastic waste in refuse bins.

He said the Assembly would soon gazette by-laws against ill sanitation practices and called on landlords to construct toilets in their houses in order to avoid being prosecuted.

Mr Mustapha Nuhu Sinto, the Upper West Regional Director of the Information Service Department, urged the people to discipline themselves in their quest to make Wa the cleanest city in the country.

Apostle Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie, the Upper West Regional Area Head of the Church of Pentecost, said it is a collective responsibility for everyone to keep the environment clean.

He said the current state of the environment in the Upper West Region should be a wake-up call on stakeholders and the public to act to make the region the cleanest in the northern part of the country.

Source: Ghana News Agency