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“Keep Ghana clean” campaign launched to mark world action against Climate Change

By Samuel Nyigmabo

Accra, Jan. 28, – The conveners of Let’s Go Clean the Beach have launched a cleaning exercise dubbed “Keep Ghana Clean” today January 28, 2022, to mark world action against climate change.

Speaking at a press briefing at the Ghana International Press Centre, CEO, and founder of Let Go Clean the Beach, David Kafui Kumordzi also known as Togbe Ghana explained that his outfit has been cleaning beaches every Sunday and last Saturday of the each month within the coastal areas of Accra metropolis specifically, the La Tawala beach and the Accra Art Center beach.

“We have been cleaning the beach every Sunday and last Sunday of every month and sorting plastics, aluminum cans, glasses, and wood and recycling plastics into pavement bricks”, he said.

He noted his outfit wants to use the Keep Ghana clean campaign to educate and create more awareness of the need for Ghanaians to keep their surroundings clean. He also stated that they are going to embark on a door-to-door clean-up of plastic waste where they will give out bins for safe disposal of plastic waste and later come for them to recycle it into pavement bricks.

“Our vision is to educate, to create awareness, advocate and clean the beaches and keep Ghana Clean, create jobs and protect mama earth planet”, he hinted.

On creating awareness, “Togbe Ghana” said he has composed a song titled, Keep it clean, which speaks to issues of indiscriminate disposal of waste, open defecation, and general cleanliness of the environment.

“Togbe Ghana” bemoaned that the biggest problem they have faced is getting the government to collaborate and support them in their quest to keep the beaches clean. He said several attempts to get government officials to partner with them have so far proved futile.

“My biggest problem is getting to the government, the Minister of sanitation, ZoomLion Ghana, and the people in the business to do the work. I have written to them but they don’t even reply to me or follow up to the locations”, he indicated.

He, however, appealed to the government, corporate institutions, Non-Governmental Institutions (NGOs), and all within the sanitation industry to partner with them to keep Ghana clean.

Let’s Go Clean the Beach is a Volunteer group that embark on exercises to clean beaches within Ghana with support for Beachtoken and Mondo4Africa and has employed 24 workers to clean beaches every Sunday and last Saturday of each month.

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