ATV’S has organized a clean-up exercise at Ebola Park in Bantama, a suburb of Elmina in the Central Region as part of its sanitation campaign.
The campaign dubbed STOP THE FILTH NOW which was launched in March this year kicked off with a series of discussions with stakeholders in the waste management industry educating viewers on the proper ways of waste disposal and management as well as identifying areas with poor sanitation issues and bringing health professionals to educate the public on the numerous health implications of unsanitary environment on the station’s flagship show, Anopa Bosuo.
Ebola Park which used to be a huge playing field for the youth in the area has over the years been turned into a landfill whilst some members of the community also openly defecate on the park with the excuse that there are no public toilets in the area. The park is also a few metres away from a number of salt ponds which are equally filled with filth.
Some residents who spoke to ATV commended the station’s initiative and urged the various MMDCE’s to partner the station in its fight against filth in the country. Some were also surprised at how the park which had been deemed as the filthiest park in Elmina could be cleared of all the filth within such short notice.
The Channel Manager, Michael Kunke who coordinated the exercise urged the Chief of Elmina and the Municipal Assembly to as a matter of urgency put up public toilets for the community as they would keep defecating in the open regardless of the number of times the park is cleaned if such amenities are not provided for them.
The clean-up exercise led by Sanitation Prefect, Nana Tuffour Asare was organised in collaboration with Ocean 1TV, Ahomka FM and York Properties all subsidiaries of Groupe Nduom in Elmina.