In a bid to reduce waste and promote recycling, the second runner up of the Ghana�s most beautiful reality show, ms Jacqueline Mantey-Amoo popularly known as Akweley made a four school visit in Tema.
The programme organized by Mr. Bob Amiteye, the Project Coordinator of the Environmental Health Club a Tema based N.G.O, visited the community 7 no.1 & 2 Primary /JHS cluster of school, the Christian Vertical School, creator schools and finally to Datus Junior High School . Ms Akweley gave a talk on effective plastic litter control with emphasis on separation of waste (water sachets) to facilitate and
At a grand reception at the creator schools to mark the Ghana Day Celebration with the theme �Development of Ghana; the role of the child� , Ms Akweley spoke on the ever increasing litter menace in our communities and articulated that we all owe it a collective responsibility to ensure the safety of the environment.
She demonstrated the use of the innovative recycle sachet bin and shared with the staff, pupil-students and the media personnel present the way forward to improving sanitation within our communities. She stated the risk factors to flooding and its impacts on agriculture, livelihoods and the nation�s health resources. She indicated that only 5% of Ghana�s plastic litter is recycled. As an ambassador for sanitation it gives me great happiness to engage you on one common platform to test our conscience on how we deal with issues of pollution and sanitation, she said.
She said the role of every citizen or a child is to ensure good health for national development in appreciation and to the glory of God the creator. We need to respect our environment, respect ourselves and give hope to the future leaders. We need to promote the rights and responsibilities of citizens and that children are good ambassadors once they have acquired appropriate education.
She also donated books on Earth Keeping to the school and presented some magazines to the children on behalf of Mr Robert Amiteye. Akweley could not leave without talking about the need for hand hygiene.
She appealed to all present to adopt preventive care lifestyles. She thanked the school authorities for their participation in the go green campaign by providing the innovative recycle bins to facilitate
separation of waste (plastics) for recycling.
At the Datus Complex Schools, Ms Akweley addressed the Junior High students on the campaign for improved sanitation. She indicated that the wealth of a nation is the health of its people. On hand
hygiene, she engaged the students in an interactive talk and later gave out some Carex branded hand sanitizers to students who answered questions on the subject.
The visiting team engaged the director and the management of the school in a lively but challenging discussion on issues of sanitation in the country. The director bemoaned the growing squatters and encroachers around the schools boundaries and called for responsibility on the part of institutions in charge.
Mr Richard Mantey-Amoo, the father of Akweley contributed by adding that district assemblies must enforce bye-laws to increase environmentally responsible living. Among the visiting team were Ms
Gloria kafui Amegah and Esther Amankwah who supported in the educational campaign.
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