As part of ensuring environmental cleanliness within communities gave towards the promotion of good health and productivity, regular cleaning of residential premises and public places must be encouraged. It is in light of this that the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) in collaboration with the Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit (EHSU) of the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly undertook a clean-up exercise on Friday, the 12th day of May, 2023 at the ZEKKAS Zonal Council.

At about 7:00am, all personnel gathered at the Zenu Cluster of schools. The Municipal NSS Manager; Mr. Immanuel Nii Larte Lartey in his remarks stated that the decision to embark on the clean-up exercise in Zenu Township was to emphasize the importance of keeping a clean and healthy environment. He also stated that Zenu was chosen because it was a commercial town with a market and lorry stations which needed to be clean at all times. It was also a way of educating the residents and operators at these areas so they could repeat similar activities as a way of keeping their immediate surroundings clean. The NASPA President, Emmanuel Turkson also added that the exercise was planned by the entire NASPA executives as a step to achieve the association’s goal on environmental health and sanitation “To encourage personnel to imbibe the spirit of volunteerism, patriotism, leadership and dedication.

The Assembly organized the cleaning tools with a compactor truck for the exercise. Two teams were then created for the exercise. One was at the Zenu school junction and the others were at Atadeka. At Zenu school junction, participants desilted the silted drains on both sides on the main roads, towards the market area to the star oil filling station. Aside the desilting, there were sweeping, weeding and collection of solid waste matter.

At Atadeka, the exercise began at the bridge towards the Atadeka station. Both drains at the side of the road were desilted, with other personnel sweeping and gathering other receptacles. Environmental Health Officer from the ZEKKAS zonal council joined the personnel to supervise the conduct of the exercise.

At about 12:30pm, both groups completed the scheduled tasks and assembled at the Atadeka Zonal office for closure. During the gathering, Immanuel lartey, the NSS Manager asked personnel to socialize by interacting with each other to share some experiences so far gained at their various departments, since they were s erving at different Zonal Councils.

Mr. Michael Ewurah, a Public Health Analyst in the Environmental and Sanitation Unit thanked the personnel on behalf of the Assembly for a great work done. He reiterated that these exercises as conducted were to assist in creating awareness in the communities for community members to become responsible in cleaning their immediate environments as part of the implementation of the Operation Clean Your Frontage bye-laws. He promised the personnel of Assembly’s continuous support towards such community activities.      

Mr. Immanuel Lartey; NSS Manager supporting NASPA personnel.

NSS personnel distilling choked gutters

NSS personnel’s sweeping the compound of Zenu Cluster of School

 NSS personnel’s gathering rubbish around the gutters

A great team of volunteers