The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), on Tuesday,
launched a national cleanliness and sanitation campaign project for all
Presbyterian schools in Accra to raise awareness on healthy environment.
project would be piloted in 13 Presbyterian schools including Osu
Presbyterian Boys School, Osu Presbyterian Girls School, La Bethel Junior High
School and Osu Salem Senior High School.
They are to train their students on the best
sanitation practises, for the best school to be awarded after the sanitation
Launching the project, the Moderator of the General
Assembly of the PCG, Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, said
sanitation was an integral part of the Christian faith, and therefore it was
imperative to inculcate the discipline to the next generation.
According to him, there should be a collective
responsibility and commitment from the government, civil organisations and
individuals in creating awareness and promoting sanitation across the country.
“Sanitation needs to be a cultural model for the
generation, there must be active responsibility on the part of government and
organisations to take action in enforcing sanitation in the country,” Reverend
Professor Mante said.
The PCG Moderator called on the government to be firm in
enforcing the laws on sanitation in the country, to make sanitation become one
of the core issues for development.
In a speech read on her behalf, the Director of Basic
Schools at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mrs Patty E. Assan, stressed the
need for an attitudinal change by the citizens.
She praised government’s policy for national
sanitation and called for further commitment on its part in promoting
sanitation for national development.
Mrs Assan urged religious leaders to educate the citizenry
on the physical and spiritual importance of sanitation.
The PCG and other development partners provided some bins
and toiletries to the schools.
BY DAVID NYANOR TAKYI
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