Let’s Do it Ghana, An Environmental Non-governmental organization aimed at tackling environmental and social problems related to mismanaged solid waste, has collaborated with FYDO Ghana to organize a sustainable waste management workshop in the Abofuor-Dumasua twin community in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
This came after several appeals from the inhabitants of the area, including health workers who believe the sanitation practices in the community were not the best practice.
Leader of the FYDO Ghana organization, Ellis Parker, whose team is committed to ensuring sustainable development practices, noted that a lot more needs to be done to help the Abofuor community to have an improved sanitation condition. He said the community needs much education and awareness on sustainable waste management to help make the place clean and free from disease outbreaks like cholera amongst others because there are hips of rubbish everywhere in the community.
The Communications Director of Let’s Do It Ghana, Mr. Lambert Donkor who was a guest speaker at the workshop, challenged the chief and leaders of the community to rise to build their community by putting measures in place to ensure, that there is sustainable waste management practice in the area. This he believes will attract investors to the community for sustainable development projects.
He further stated that the chief is the landlord of the community and therefore is responsible to give a facelift to his community other than waiting and relying on politicians and other self-seeking NGOs,s to co-opt them in for annual projects which can be described as nine-day wonders.
The chief representing Abofuor-Dumasia (Nana Kumaboah VI) in his remarks said ‘’ I’m motivated by your brilliant education on how to handle these challenges in my community, I want to assure you that as the chief here, I will set a committee right away to see to sanitation needs of the community and we shall make sanitation an everyday thing so that on your next visit, you’ll see a great change. We are grateful for your coming’’
He thanked the organizers of the workshop, asking for God’s blessings upon them to continue to do more for humanity.
Meanwhile, this workshop was a move by the partnering organizations to mobilize people for a clean planet and to raise awareness on the upcoming 2020 World Clean Up Day slated for Saturday, September 19 with not less than 180 countries signing up to participate. Key Government officials, Youth groups, NGOs etc are hopeful to join the cleanup.