Kumasi Journalist urges people to observe hygiene

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Mr Ernest Okai, a Kumasi-based Journalist, has urged Ghanaians to strive to abide by sanitation bye-laws, to prevent the outbreak of cholera and other communicable diseases.Kumasi

He said it is incumbent on the citizenry not to breach such laws through unacceptable practices to ward off communicable diseases such as the recent cholera outbreak and the deadly Ebola diseases.

Sanitation-related diseases, he said, has adverse effects on the socio-economic development of the nation, citing the huge money committed to fight diseases.

Mr Okai, who is aspiring as assemblyman for Asafo in Kumasi, said it is imperative that Ghanaians are sensitised about sanitation issues to enable them make informed-decisions.

Speaking to Ghana News Agency after a meeting with the ?Ernest for Asafo Electoral Area? campaign team, a youth group in support of his bid to win the mandate of the people, he said he has enumerated his vision for the people, ranging from environmental protection, youth volunteerism, communal labour, educational and health development.

He said he would link up with Asafo residents abroad to set up an educational fund with the view to equip school drop-outs with employable skills.

He said he would also step up security in the area by setting up a neighbourhood watch committee.

GNA

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