Mr Isaac Dupey, the Director of Public Relations Directorate of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, has urged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to engage chiefs and politicians in the national sanitation exercise.
He said this is necessary to help raise public participation in the national sanitation exercise.
Mr Dupey was speaking at a stakeholders meeting on the effective organization of the national sanitation exercise in the Eastern Region.
He called on the media to support the national sanitation exercise to help in the mobilization of people to participate in the programme.
Mr George Aguadza, Regional Manager of Zoomlion Company, said the company in collaboration with the New Juaben Municipal Assembly has initiated a pilot project distributing dustbins in the markets and lorry stations to help improve sanitation in those areas.
He said the Zoomlion Company had also initiated a refuse separation programme with the residents of Old Estate and Effiduase SSNIT Flats in the New Juaben Municipality.
He said the project would help turn the refuse into economic resources.
Mr Maxwel Kudekor, Eastern Regional Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association(GJA) urged the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to involve government appointees, ministers of state, members of parliament, district assemblies and traditional rulers as they seek to mobilize the people to participate in the monthly national sanitation day exercise.
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