The OneGhana Movement, in partnership with Citi FM, Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Jekora Ventures and the Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA), has launched its flagship environmental project dubbed, the RightWay Initiative-Adopt A Bin Campaign.’
OneGhana Movement is a thought leadership and social action Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that encourages citizens to discharge their civic responsibilities.
In an address ahead of the launch, which was held at the forecourt of MTN House in Accra on Wednesday, Rev Dr Joyce Aryee, Board Chairman of the OneGhana Movement, opined that the ‘Adopt A Bin’ Campaign formed part of the implementation of an action aeries held in February this year.
According to her, the initiative is being rolled out to help address the lack of public waste bins along the streets, as well as the irresponsible behavior of citizens.
Rev Joyce Aryee, who is also the founder of the Salt and Light Ministries, indicated that the team would place 40 public waste bins along the Independence Avenue, the Ridge Circle and the Stadium enclave on a pilot basis.
OneGhana has called on the general public to collaborate in helping to make the President’s vision of a clean metropolis a reality, she said.
“These bins should not be a receptacle for household waste, should not be stolen or defaced but more importantly should serve as a challenge for well-meaning Ghanaians to donate more bins to support the initiative,” she remarked.
Michael Gyato, Deputy Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, who urged corporate institutions to be part of the ‘Adopt A Bin’ campaign, said littering is a major environmental problem in the country.
According to him, poor waste management is one of the biggest challenges responsible for the top 10 Out Patient Department (OPD) cases, which include malaria, typhoid, cholera and worms infections.
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Commending the OneGhana for rolling out the RightWay –Adopt A Bin Initiative, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, gave assurance that his outfit would play its oversight role to ensure that the laws on sanitation are enforced.