The Northern Regional Ghana National Scholarship Beneficiaries Association (GNASBA) Schools Environmental Day has been launched in Yendi with a call on all to take pragmatic steps to address environmental issues in the country.environment

As part of the launch, a two-day general clean-up exercise involving students, pupils of selected schools, staff of Environmental and Sanitation Unit of the Yendi Municipal Assembly and Zoom Lion swept and desilted gutters in the Yendi township.


Mr Issah Zakaria, Yendi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) launching the programme, said the environmental problems of the Northern Region were worrisome and stressed the need for all to join hands to solve the problem of poor sanitation in the country.

He urged GNASBA members to encourage each District Assembly to identify and prioritize their environmental problems and come out with strategies to containing them to promote social and economic development.

He said waste management remained one of the headaches of MMDAS as its impact had immediate repercussions, and that currently environmental sanitation service continued to take more than 35 per cent of MMDAS’ budgetary allocation.

He indicated that the resultant effect hindered development of other sectors such as health, tourism, and education, among others, which required a strong stakeholder approach to address the problem.

Mr Baffour Akwasi Oppong, National Chairman of GNASBA presented 140 litter bins to 58 schools in the Yendi Municipality as means of helping solve the sanitation problems in the area.

Mr Oppong called on Ghanaians to support the National Sanitation Day campaign to ensure that the environment became clean for a healthy citizenry in the country. He stressed the importance of awareness creation in the youth, of their cultural attitude towards sanitation.



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