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Children urge to be ambassadors of sanitation

2010-06-07 21:11:35
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Mr Daniel Martey, Northern Regional Operations Supervisor of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, has urged children to be watchdogs, role models and good ambassadors of sanitation.

He said children are a major conveyer of information and could sell the idea of environmental cleanliness to their communities and societies as well as practice it. Mr Martey was addressing pupils of basic schools in Tamale on Friday during, which a Zoomkid’s Club was launched with the objective to clean and plant trees in the environment.

He said Zoomkids Club, is a sanitation initiative of the company targeting over 6,000 pupils in basic schools across the country, who would sell the idea of keeping the environment clean to their colleagues and communities.

"It is our intention to ensure a healthy and green environment with the aim of instilling discipline and keeping the environment clean at all times", Mr Martey said.

He called on the general public to be mindful of keeping their environment clean to avoid contracting preventable diseases.

Mrs Beatrice Amponsah, the National Environmental Coordinator of Zoomlion, said the implementation of the projects would include inter-school’s quizzes on sanitation, educative talk shows, and beautification exercises in schools among other activities.

She said the company hoped to bring the minds of pupils to the consciousness of sanitation and to educate them to put it into daily practice in their lives.

Mrs Amponsah said children were expected to grow with the discipline of good sanitary environment to make the country healthy.

Wheel barrows, hand gloves, shovels and Wellington boots were distributed to some schools for routine clean-ups.


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