A large number of residents, representatives of United Nation systems, security agencies, musicians, chiefs and government officials and other politicians on Saturday showed up to participate in the 4th National Sanitation Day (NSD) held in Tamale.
The Metropolis, which was zoned had either a chief or a government official leading residents to desilt chocked gutters and cleared all garbage.
Mr Julius Debrah, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development at the end of the event, which lasted for about five hours, explained that the National Sanitation Day was being marked in Tamale in accordance with the Local Government Ministry?s quest to rid the country?s cities and towns of filth.
He said the country had a very poor record in terms of sanitation and was ranked amongst the top 10 countries with the worst sanitation record including Somalia, and fragile South Sudan and Chad.
Mr Debrah urged residents to continue to clean their surroundings to help reverse the nation?s unenviable filth status.
The event, which started at 6:00am brought together people from all walks of lives including the popular VVIP music stars, ?Comic boxers?, Bukum Banku and Ayittey Powers, Papa Nii, a comedian, Music star Stone Boy, all participated in the exercise.