Photo taken on March 28, 2015 shows the quiet street of Abuja on the election day. Polling stations across Nigeria opened on Saturday amid tight security, as more than 56 million eligible voters went there to cast their ballots to elect a new president, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission said. (Xinhua/Yang Yang)
Photo taken on March 28, 2015 shows the quiet street of Abuja on the election day. Polling stations across Nigeria opened on Saturday amid tight security, as more than 56 million eligible voters went there to cast their ballots to elect a new president, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission said. (Xinhua/Yang Yang)

To love is to show affection, love is pure, love is beautiful, true love never fails!

Photo taken on March 28, 2015 shows the quiet street of Abuja on the election day. Polling stations across Nigeria opened on Saturday amid tight security, as more than 56 million eligible voters went there to cast their ballots to elect a new president, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission said. (Xinhua/Yang Yang)
(Xinhua/Yang Yang)

Let us love the streets of Ghana. Showing true love for Ghana begins with keeping our environment clean.

One sunny afternoon, as I was walking along one of the streets in Ghana, a well-dressed man in a vehicle came along. He drove a short distance away from me and I noticed that he had slowed down. Rolling down the glass of his door, he threw out a black polythene bag. To my chagrin, he sped off quickly before I could do anything such as capturing his car number properly.

As I got to where the black polythene bag was, I noticed that it contained rubbish as some were even being carried away by the wind. This man has just created a mess on the street. Even though, he looked cultured and having a nice car, his action just showed he had limited discipline and he lacks love for clean streets.I pray he reforms from this!

We have been hearing over and over that we shouldn’t throw rubbish onto our streets but this caution seems always ignored. Sometimes, some people throw out rubbish from moving vehicles on to the street with the notion that someone will clean it up. Each day, filth is heaping up gradually on our streets.

In this year, let us have an attitudinal change that shows how much we love our country for that is really what we need to make it. This is because, without an attitudinal change no matter the education given on keeping our environment clean, things will remain the same for a long time.

As we live in our houses, some of us assume the streets does not belong to anyone so we just do whatever we like on it. For instance, some people will come out of their homes and just pour out very dirty fluids onto the streets. Others wait upon the rains to throw their heap of rubbish onto the streets.

The rains drag all these filthy items into gutters along the streets, chocking them eventually. Now, as the rains are yet to fall, let us clean up our gutters and also remember to dispose of the refuse so that when it rains the filth does not return back into the gutters for in this way flooding will be minimized or eliminated. You and I know the effects of flooding in Ghana.
Every one of us has the responsibility of keeping our dear country clean.

So let us put in all efforts to stop abusing our streets through the power of love for Ghana. In this way, our country will eventually be clean.
I wish us all a happy new year with cleanliness as one of our key resolution!

Source: Mrs. Vicentia Vifadji Agbeyome, Accra

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