The popular Akan Proverb that says: “If the Royal does not fight the slave retreats”, came into play last Saturday when the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kojo Bonsu, took active part in a clean-up exercise as part of activities to mark this year’s Farmers’ Day Celebration.
The City Mayor took an active part in a major clean up exercise organized by his Fan Club Movement, to rid parts of the city of filth.
The MCE personally desilted gutters and pushed a wheelbarrow containing debris, ignoring requests to be assisted by members of the Movement. The Movement undertook the clean up around the Asafo Market and Dunkirk, which lasted for almost two hours.
Mr. Kojo Bonsu, in a short address, commended members of the Movement for organizing the clean-up exercise to help clean the metropolis.
He noted that waste management continues to be one of the major challenges facing city authorities, as lots of funds are committed periodically by the assembly towards combating filth and ensuring proper sanitation in the metropolis.
According to the MCE, combating waste and other environmental pollutions would require attitudinal change on the part of residents and expressed the hope that the exercise would go a long way to drum home the need for each and every one to ensure proper sanitation in the city.
A leading member of the Movement, Jake Azantilow, said the Movement would continue to do everything within its means to help city authorities tackle the menace of sanitation.
He promised that similar exercises would be periodically organized to create the awareness about the need to ensure a clean and waste-free Kumasi.
Source: The Chronicle
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