NGO cleans Nima to mark World Clean-Up Day

BY: Gabriel Ahiabor
Some members of the group cleaning the Nima market
Some members of the group cleaning the Nima market

 “Let’s do it Ghana”, an environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO), has organised a clean-up exercise in parts of Accra, in partnership with green stewardship, also an NGO.

The clean-up, which centred around Nima and surrounding communities, formed part of activities marking World Clean-up Day.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic after the exercise, the Country Leader of the organisation, Ms Kate Opoku, said it was to create awareness of good sanitation practices and the need for citizens to develop positive behavioural change towards the environment.

Sanitation awareness

She said Ghana was one of the 156 countries to join the extraordinary activities of raising awareness on global sanitation problems and cleaning their respective countries.

The country leader said that her organisation had introduced a world clean-up mobile application that mapped out all thrash points, which would help provide reliable data on waste in the country.

She called on the media and other environment stakeholders to educate, sensitise and influence the citizenry to change their attitude towards waste to achieve the sanitation goals under the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The Country Director of Green Stewardship, Mr Daniel Debrah, encouraged civil society groups, churches, state agencies, foreign missions and companies to rise up and help manage the environment.