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All institutions& schools to conduct Friday clean-up exercise-Karaga DCE directs


The Karaga District Assembly has directed all institutions, departments and schools within the district to conduct clean-up exercise every Friday. 
Schools in the area are expected to clean both external and interior before the start of class. 
The directives according to the assembly was to instill proper sanitation practices among workers, pupils and students in the area.
District Chief Executive for the area,Imoro Yakubu gave the directives when he addressed Over 3000 people who took part in the national sanitation day exercise in Karaga in the northern region.
The directives was also to enhance and facilitate the adherence of the national sanitation program.  
The exercise at the district level started as early as 6am. Last Saturday was the 4th edition of the National sanitation day which was instituted by His Excellency Vice President Paa Kwasi Amissah-Arthur. 
 Addressing the people  the District Chief Executive attributed most of the diseases that affect Ghanaians are due to insanitary conditions in most of the communities. 
 Hon. Imoro stated that sanitation diseases such as cholera know no political, ethnic or religious boundaries therefore the implementation of the national sanitation as instituted by the President of Ghana. 
The DCE before the exercise presented 300 dust bins and and other equipment  to the district which were received from local government ministry.
In commemoration of the exercise, the DCE commissioned a 10-seater toilet facility to improve upon the sanitation status in the District and to prevent open defecation. 

A communication officer for Chiana-Paga Constituency and member of the regional communication team of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Tuumyeridam Donald recommend that the people of Karaga be educated on the importance of sanitation for a healthy future.
The Chief of Karaga, Mahama Adam expressed his gratitude to the DCE and the people for turning out in their numbers to participate in the clean-up exercise.

 He also thanked the Local government minister for his kind gesture towards the implementation of the sanitation initiative. 
Some of the residents who spoke to Zaa News said the implementation of the sanitation program has come to stay and hoped it will save a lot of lives. 
Our monitoring of the exercise in other districts indicated massive turnout. 


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