The 4th Edition of the National Sanitation Day recently held in the Northern Region witnessed a massive turn out of National Service Personnel in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region who actively and enthusiastically cleaned the beaches of Keta, Dzelukope and Abutiakope.
The gesture was to assure the people of Keta, Anloga and its environs that the National Service Scheme will not sit aloof and shirk its responsibility to help maintain environmental hygiene which is essential for good health and personal development.
The National Service Scheme has over the years deployed skilled manpower to critical areas of the economy including Education, Local Government, Agriculture, Health among others.
Addressing a cross section of National Service Personnel, officers from the Ghana Police Service and community volunteers numbering 400, the Municipal Director of the National Service Scheme in Keta, Mr. Gabriel Osei Jnr, indicated that the National Sanitation Day concept feeds into the NSS objectives of undertaking projects to combat diseases in Ghana. He posited that the NSD will help promote national unity, strengthen the bonds of common citizenship and encourage nation-building through active participation.
Mr. Osei Jnr appealed to the community members living along the coast to ensure that the beaches are always kept clean. According to him, since most of the indigenes are fishermen, it is imperative that the beaches are not polluted. He indicated that a polluted beach can have dire consequences on marine life and affect their catch when they go to sea.
The Municipal Director reminded Service Personnel of their responsibility to offer altruistic service to improve the communities where they have been posted.