The President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, Rev Dr Lawrence, has urged all Ghanaians to put their hands on deck to tackle the country’s sanitation challenges.
He said it was regrettable that after 57 years of independence, the country was still battling with cholera, worm infestations and other infestations which were as a result of poor sanitation.
“As is the practice of some citizens, we turn to blame the government in power year in, and year out for their perceived lack of commitment to our achieving a cleaner healthier Ghana”, he said at a press conference ahead of this year’s Ghana for Christ Crusade.
“However, I beg to differ on this issue. Previous governments have proposed significant and useful strategies to achieve a litter free Ghana. We must admit that if we continue to wallow in our unhygienic practices such as indiscriminate urinating, defecation, spitting and littering, it would be a herculean task to achieve the goal set by the government to keep Ghana clean and reduce the incidence of these hygiene related diseases.”
Rev Dr Tetteh’s comment comes on the heels of a pandemic cholera outbreak that killed close to 200 people and left more than 10,000 others hospitalised.
He said a way forward was for homes, schools and work places to develop strategies to assist the government to keep the country clean.
While commending the introduction of the National Sanitation Day, he also appealed to the media, particularly the electronic media to reduce the amount of time spent on party politics and phone-ins and rather focus on health and sanitation issues.
Ghana for Christ Crusade
The crusade, slated for December 3-5 will be held at James Town Mantse Agbonaa in Accra.
Among the ministers of the gospel pencilled for the three-day crusade are Rev Charles Nartey, Rev Ebenezer Tetteh, Rev Lawrence Ablorh, F.O Botchway and Rev Terry Bruce.
Politics of division
On the political front, he advised Ghanaians not to allow multiparty democracy to divide the nation.
“Every Ghanaian is responsible for the success of our already existing democratic rule and we can only achieve this noble cause through unity, fellow feeling and understanding of the fact that we belong to different political parties, we are all fundamentally Ghanaians,” he said at a press conference ahead of this year’s Ghana for Christ Crusade.
Rev Dr Tetteh observed that the country’s political leaders should not be left alone in the preaching of unity and the need to move the country forward.
Source: Daily Graphic
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