Mr Novalis Gans-Lartey, Communications Director of the La Bone Maabii Association (LABOMA), in Saturday called on Church leaders in the La community to use their platforms to educate residents on sanitation issues.
He said this would help to sensitize the people on ways to keep the environment clean to prevent unnecessary illness and spread of diseases.
Mr Gans-Lartey said this on Saturday at a pre-Homowo clean up exercise organised by the LABOMA in the La Township.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr John Anang Okoe, Secretary of LABOMA, said the clean-up exercise was organised to give this year’s Homowo a new look and an impression by calling on all inhabitants to keep the community clean before the festival.
“We do not want to celebrate this year’s Homowo in an unclean environment…” hence, he said, the clean up exercise.
He was happy with the participation of the residents and said it was encouraging.
The Homowo (meaning to hoot or jeer at hunger) is a festival celebrated by the Ga people in remembrance of a famine that once hit them.