A national Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has expressed disappointed over location of the launch of the National Sanitation Campaign.
The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo yesterday lunched the National Sanitation Campaign at the State Banquet Hall of the State house. The campaign forms part of the government’s effort to carry through the promise of ridding the country of filth.
As part of enforcing the laid down by-laws with regard to sanitation, every government department and agency-including the seat of government (Flagstaff House) is to assign two officers each to be designated as Sanitation Marshal and Deputy Marshal.
Meanwhile, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo in an interview with an Accra-based radio station expressed disappointment in the choice if location for the National Sanitation Campaign.
He explained that the Campaign should have been launched at a place where the stakeholders involved will see the reality on the ground.
“I don’t agree with the government launching the National Sanitation Campaign at the State Banquet Hall, the campaign should have been launched at a location like Agbogbloshie so that the development partners would have seen the filth for themselves”.
He explained that the stakeholders would not understand the importance of the issue if they sitting in an air-conditioned hall.
Sanitation is a worrying issue in Ghana as a recent UNICEF report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) ranked Ghana as the seventh worse country in the world with access to basic sanitation.
Source: Maryan Abena Oteng/hbtvghana.com