National sanitation Day must not be politicized

Former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister,Hon.Joseph Yammin has stated that Ghanaians must stop the politicisation of of the National Sanitation Day(NSD).

He says most Ghanaians show little concern during such an occasion.

First Saturday of every month is earmarked National Sanitation Day across Ghana. President John Dramani Mahama on November 1, 2014 declared every first Saturday of the month to mark the National Sanitation Day in response to the 2014 Ghanaian cholera outbreak.

The day is to be used for a voluntary clean-up exercise for all Ghanaian residents in an effort to reduce unsanitary conditions that breed diseases and causes injuries.

The National Sanitation Day (NSD) is an initiative of the ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

A bill recently sent to parliament by the ministry, if approved will give legal backing to the NSD programme making individuals who refuse to take part in the program liable for prosecution.

Joseph Yammin has however noted that most Ghanaians have tagged the NSD program to the NDC government hence their decision to show little concern when the day is being marked.

He was speaking to Sir Richmond Antwi Boasiako on the Royal Yeresuade3 Morning Show on Royal 89.3fm

Hon Yammin believes Ghanaians stand to benefit a lot if the day is taken seriously devoid of partisanship.

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