The Agbogba Electoral Area, on Saturday, took its turn for the first time for the National Sanitation Day clean-up exercise in the Ga East Municipality with officials expressing great satisfaction with the turn-out and participation.
The Agbogba edition of the National Sanitation Day clean-up exercise could be described as the most well organized and with the biggest participation since the its inception in the municipality two years ago.
Organized under the auspices of the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA) and spearheaded by the Assembly Member for the Agbogba Electoral Area, Hon. Dennis Mensah Sowah and Abokobi Zonal Council Chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Tettey Odai, the exercise started from Agbogba School Junction through Agbogba town to Assemblies.
The participants, most of them members of the Christ Revival Gospel Ministries, swept away littered areas and piles of sand along the main road, cleared bushes and choked gutters with an overwhelming enthusiasm and commitment.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon John Kwao Sackey, who participated in the exercise expressed delight at the turnout.
Addressing the participants after the exercise, Hon. Kwao Sackey urged thanked the Christ Revival Gospel Ministries for recognizing the significance of the exercise and coming out in their numbers to serve the cause of the community and the municipality as a whole.
He charged them to continue to demonstrate patriotism and dedication to serving Ghana.
The MCE used the occasion to appeal to all citizens to comport themselves and abide by the rules and regulations governing the electoral process and called for prayers for the nation to maintain peace before, during and after the elections.
“If there is war in the country we cannot worship God so we have to pray and ask for a peaceful election”, he added.
Apostle Peter Asante of the Christ Revival Gospel Ministries was excited about their participation in the exercise and promised to continue with it every month.
The Municipal Environmental Health Officer (MEHO), Mr. Derick Tata-Anku praised the church for their involvement and observed that their commitment to the exercise was unique.
He hinted that the Assembly would soon initiate a reward scheme to recognize outstanding individuals and groups who participate in the exercise.
Among the officials who participated in the exercise were the Municipal Budget Officer, Torgbui Tali Gafatsi III and the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency, Mohammed Nurudeen as well as Unit Committee Members of the Agbogba Electoral Area.
By: Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman
Pictures: Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman/Stephen Quartey