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Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central cleans up Ring Road

BY: Zadok Kwame Gyesi
Some of the Rotary members cleaning the Ring Road street
Some of the Rotary members cleaning the Ring Road street

The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central has organised a clean-up exercise as part of efforts to help contribute to making Accra the cleanest city in Ghana, and perhaps, Africa.

The exercise, which saw more than 80 members of the club taking part, started at the early hours of Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Accra.

The members of the club divided themselves into two groups, with one group starting their clean-up exercise from the front gate of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) Junction to Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

The other group also started from the front gate of the GBC Junction to Osu Roundabout, hence cleaning the entire stretch of the Ring Road.

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The exercise, was done in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Zoomlion Ghana Limited.

The President of Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central, Dr Dennis Addo, said Accra and for that matter, Ghana, could be cleared of filth if all associations and individuals take interest in organizing clean-up exercises regularly.

According to him, regular clean-up exercises could help in making Accra the cleanest city in the country.

Dr Addo said the club has signed a partnership agreement with AMA to realise its project, dubbed: “Keep Accra City Clean Campaign.”

“As Rotary club, we serve the community and one of the challenges we picked up is to make sure that we help clean the city,” Dr Addo said.

According to him, it was the intention of the Rotary Club of Accra Ring- Road Central to keep the Accra city clean.

He explained that as part of the club’s drive to make Accra the cleanest city in the country, it had donated about 100 waste bins to the AMA, which have been installed along the Ring Road.

“We want to inspire and encourage the public to take up the challenge of cleaning the city. It is not a one person’s job. If we all put our hands together and collaborate, I’m sure we can keep the city clean,” Dr Addo noted.

According to him, the first step in making Accra the cleanest had to begin with educating people not to litter the environment, attitudinal change and the institution of regular clean-up programmes.

He said the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central would continue to do its best to help make Accra the cleanest city in the country.

Dr Addo explained that making Accra and for that matter, the country clean, was not a responsibility of only the government but it required the collective efforts of all citizenry.

He has, therefore, urged the public to desist from all practices that contribute to making the country unclean.