A group calling itself People’s Redemption Alliance(PRA) with the aim of making Ghana a healthy place to live is calling on well-meaning Ghanaians to team up with them to tackle sanitation issues in the country.
To the group, for Ghana to make up to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(SDG 6) which talks about universal access to clean water and sanitation, there is the need for the National House of Chiefs, the Chief Imam, and the Christian Council to join their forces together since 90% of Ghanaians hold them in high esteem.
Addressing the media at a press launch at Agbogbloshie a suburb of Accra, Collins Afriyie, vice president of the People’s Redemption Alliance(PRA) has stressed that for president Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo’s vision of making Ghana and Accra the cleanest city in Africa there is the need to inculcate our ancestral cultural practice of Communalism.
He made this assertion when PRA launched a campaign dubbed “PRA POSITIVE DEMONSTRATION TO CLEAN OUR CITIES, TOWNS, AND VILLAGES of all dirt.
On his part, the Director of sanitation at People’s Redemption Alliance(PRA), Dr. Think Twice has urged the media to use their various platforms to educate people on good sanitation practices and also consider naming and shaming of people engaged in unhealthy sanitation practices in communities.
He said no nation had witnessed significant development, particularly in the area of environmental sanitation, without the collective involvement of all stakeholders.
According to him efforts to keep cities and towns tidy was a collective responsibility that should involve all stakeholders, including the private sector.