Mr Bright Kwame Lenwah, the Nkwanta South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has led a clean-up exercise in the Municipality with a call on residents to always keep their surroundings clean.
He said the exercise was organised to desilt all choked gutters in the Nkwanta township to prevent floods as the rains set in.
Mr Lenwah said the activity would keep residents in good health as they do away with filth that would cause diseases.
He admonished residents to keep their surroundings neat, avoid indiscriminate disposal of rubbish and fully participate in activities that aimed at keeping the environment clean.
“There’s a saying that cleanliness is next to Godliness and leadership by example therefore as a leader of the Municipality, I have to also take part in the clean up so that the people will know the need to keep their surrounding clean.”
Dambai junction, St. Joseph Hospital junction and Mountain Sinai were among some targeted places for the exercise.
The Police, Immigration, Fire Service, National Investigative Bureau, teachers, students, bankers, health workers, assembly members and the public in general participated in the exercise.
Mrs Cynthia Sekyere, Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Nkwanta South, said there was a need for exercise because the season came with a lot of health issues and people must be protected by keeping their environment clean.
She urged residents to keep their individual homes clean because her outfit would be carrying out an inspection exercise and those found guilty would be dealt with appropriately.