The Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on Tuesday sensitized school children in the Metropolis on the importance of hand washing to avoid contracting Cholera.
Alfred Oko Vanderpuije also distributed learning materials to some kindergarten pupils in some suburbs of Accra.
The schools visited included the Nii Odartey Lamptey Basic and Junior High School, Abadraka Gray Kindergarten School, Chorkor KG/ Mamprobi Site 4 and the Da Awatul Islamic School.
[contextly_sidebar id=”43iqcthZgtz42DYujRR8KsMJVgpsi580″]According to Vanderpuije, the exercise dubbed, “My First Day at School” is to enable the assembly encourage students attending school for the first time to study hard and gain the needed skills to impact the Ghanaian society someday.
An outbreak of Cholera in the Greater Accra Region and other six regions affected over 10,ooo people leading to the death of about 120.
The President, John Mahama, the AMA, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other political figures have been appealing to citizens to practice good personal hygiene while keeping the environment clean to prevent the further spread of the disease.
Although the GHS has announced that the number of reported cases have reduced, there is still the need to continue with the public sensitization to put an end to the cyclical outbreak of cholera.
By: Benjamin Epton Owusu/citifmonline.com/Ghana