President John Mahama has asked Ghanaians to observe strict environmental cleanliness in order to check the spread of the Cholera disease.
Over 100 persons have died since the outbreak while about 1,000 cases have been recorded so far.
The President said the responsibility of keeping the environment clean does not solely rely on government but the citizenry as well.
[contextly_sidebar id=”1sP8jubBkSscJbPYmqBnUMlwWafq3HE3″]Speaking at the commission of the newly refurbished Iran Clinic in Accra, President Mahama said: “It is not government’s responsibility alone to keep our surrounding clean, it is our own responsibility.”
He said though government provides sanitation facilities on a regular basis, Ghanaains fail to use those facilities.
“Sanitation facilities are provided, but people don’t use them and some people prefer to do their business outside. Sometimes on the beach, and on the shore line and they say it is more pleasant because you will have ‘koryor’ [air]passing under your somewhere. It is totally unacceptable.”
The Iran Clinic located at Adabraka in Accra has been in operation for more than two decades serving residents of Adabraka, Maamobi, New Town and Nima. The facility has been refurbished with sponsorship from the Government of Iran to the status of a hospital.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana