Reverend Benjamin N. K. Ameyaw, member of Gomoa – Kyiren festival planning and Implementation Committee, has emphasised the need for Ghanaians, irrespective of social status, to attach great importance to the maintenance of environmental cleanliness at all times.
According to him, that was the surest way the nation could get rid of diseases especially, cholera and other fast spreading diseases that undermined the good health of the people and, some cases, claim several precious lives.
Rev Ameyaw was addressing communal labour attendants after leading them in a special clean-up exercise organised by the afashye planning committee at Gomoa-Kyiren.
He advised Ghanaians to cultivate the habit of sound environmental sanitation to enable them to make meaningful contributions towards the beautification of the country.
Rev. Ameyaw appealed to religious and traditional leaders in the country to add that to their pastoral and traditional assignments whenever they were afforded the chance to address a group of people.
Mr. Peter Kweku Essel, Chairman of the festival planning and implantation committee said time was ripe for Ghanaians to put a perpetual halt to the practice whereby people indiscriminately littered the streets and other pavements in their towns and villages with all kinds of waste materials.
Mr Essel said the clean-up exercise launched by the committee would be maintained and effectively sustained to ensure that the town was kept tidy all the time to protect the inhabitants against infectious diseases.
In a message, Osabarima Bondam Adu Entsienyi II, Sahene of Gomoa Assin traditional area and Odzekro of Gomoa – Kyiren, praised the committee for the good work done, and urged them to maintain the spirit for others to emulate.
Osabarimah Entsienyi also commended Kyiren citizens at home for their high sense of co-operation, team spirit which contributed immensely towards the success of the exercise and counselled them to keep it up.
He stressed the need for Gomoa-Kyiren citizens outside to pay regular visits home to enable them to contribute towards effective and collective planning and execution of development projects.
Osabarmah Entsienyi charged non-residents to strive to attend the durbar being organised jointly by the festival planning committee, chiefs and religious leaders in the town to climax the occasion.