He said the National Sanitation Day clean–up exercise has come to stay and “everything must be done to make it work”.
Nana Aberde made this known when Mr Francis Duodu Addo, Agona East District Chief Executive (DCE), paid a courtesy call on him at his palace after the national Sanitation clean-up exercise at Duakwa
He said the chiefs, elders, youth associations, fan clubs and church groups wanted to partake in the exercise but the public awareness campaign was poorly done.
Nana Aberde said the national sanitation day was instituted by government to ensure sound environmental cleanliness in the country.
He expressed regret about the poor patronage of the exercise and assured the DCE that the chiefs would ensure that more people took part in the exercise.
He said the essence of the exercise was to curb outbreak of cholera and other communicable diseases.
Mr Addo assured Mankrado of Duakwa that the National Sanitation Day Clean-up exercise Committee of the district would intensify the education early to avoid poor patronage.
He said the Assembly in collaboration with the MP for the area Mrs Queenstar Pokua Sawyer will clear the huge refuse at Duakwa as part of their next programme.
The DCE said the Zoomlion would also place refuse containers at the various areas in the town to avert littering on the streets.
He called on the people in the district to stop open defecation and accept the wash your hands with soap education before handling food to reduce contracting diseases.