Peace Ambassador Leads in sanitation clean up exercises

The National Peace Ambassador , Angela Mensah has today organized basic school pupils in the Dome East and West Electoral Areas in the Ga East Municipality in the greater Accra region to undertake a sanitation exercise in the dome market.

The exercise dubbed “Clean Environment, Peaceful Mind” which was under the auspices of a registered Non- governmental organization, NGO with name Give Ghana Peace (GGP), in Accra, brought together about 300 pupils for the exercise.

Angela said the Exercise forms part of children’s social responsibility and that she was thankful to GGP for sponsoring he activities.

She said a child has fundamental right to live, to educate, to good health among other. However, due to poor sanitation, there could be outbreak of disease that would prevent children from enjoying these right.

“For me a clean environment, free from disease and injuries would ensure that the child, the teacher, the parent and every person in the community has peaceful mind to go about their daily schedules”. She stated.

She noted that the exercise symbolize children’s commitment to ensuring good health and that parents buy and sell from the market as such any outbreak of disease could affect children most since they are the most vulnerable.

The peace Ambassador averred that sickness would consequently make children lose learning hours and their parents would use money meant to pay their school fees and to buy their learning materials to rather seek medical treatment.

She appealed to Ghanaians to practice cleanliness and personal hygiene always to avoid sicknesses.

Participating in the clean up exercise schools include morning Angel international school, Divine Vision Academy, Garden of Eden, Paradise preparatory and JHS, New fountain Erudite and St. Patrick.

Communication Director of GGP, Philip Kum said the decision to sponsor Angela in this activities was that among the other visions of the organization, they also seek the welfare of children in their development.

Philip in an interview with journalist explained that the convention on the right of the child provides an internationally general agreed framework of the minimum standards necessary for the wellbeing of the child and to which every child is entitled to, and that, anything include outbreak of diseases like to jeopardize these right.

He said the exercise coincided with the first anniversary of their national sanitation day exercise and also a commemoration of the united nation’s day on preventing the exploitation of the environment during wars and armed a conflict which is observed annually on 6th November.

He appeals to market women an men to always keep the market clean to prevent any form of diseases.

By Anita Frimpong

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