National Sanitation Day

What does the government do to prevent the clogged gutters in the city? Today we joined the AMA (Accra Municipal Assembly) Solid Waste department on National Sanitation Day, held every first Saturday of the month. AMA provides equipment, trucks, shovels and personal to assist the cleaning activities which are carried out in 10 sub metros. A major part of the work includes de-silting the fully clogged drains, so we decided to team up today and take action!

National Sanitation Day is initiated to raise awareness and educate people about proper waste disposal. Fiifi Boadi, public health engineer at AMA says that voluntary involvement of communities is low and some inhabitants use the mission to get rid of their garbage in a cheap manner. The government comes in once a month, so why not pile up our waste in the middle of a junction? Watching a couple of Obroni’s (white people) clean the drains in front of their houses and shops, made some traders think twice. Why should outsiders come in and clean our waste? At moments, our presence caused quite a stir and mobilized more community members to join the cleaning activities. We shared some good and sweaty times together!

 

Now, let's take a shower first... 

Comments: 4 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Dorien (Sunday, 08 May 2016 11:41)

    Hi ladies,
    Good initiative and good to see that your presence and help make people think twice! Last year's flood in mind makes a difference to the locals?? Good luck and enjoy!
    Dorien

  • #2

    Durk (Monday, 09 May 2016 14:18)

    Bravo!

  • #3

    Marc (Monday, 09 May 2016 23:33)

    You guys are doing a great job, thumbs up guys .........Ghana appreciates your efforts

  • #4

    Jackson (Friday, 13 May 2016 14:44)

    Wonderful

    Enjoy your Stay