REPORT ON THE MPAHA AREA COUNCIL CLEANUP EXERCISE AT MPAHA MARKET
The Mpaha Area Council as part of efforts to help promote safe hygiene and sanitation practices in the Area Council, organized a cleanup exercise at the Mpaha Market on Saturday, 13th November, 2021.
The purpose of this exercise was to bring forth the patronage of self-initiated activities, such as the promotion of a clean markets, and proper environmental health.
The membership of Mpaha Area Council and a section of the community members including the Assembly Member and some opinion leaders all joined in the close to four hours clean up exercise.
The participants formed small groups as a strategy to clean up the entire area effectively on time.
The exercise included the cleaning of gutters, sweeping, gathering and disposing of refuse etc. All participant were provided with brooms, gloves, nose masks for protection, rakes, wheel barrows, shovels among others to ensure that the exercise was executed smoothly in accordance with hygiene principles and without any health risks.
Mr. Bawa Muniru, the Mpaha Area Council Chairman, while addressing a mini durbar after the clean-up exercise said, the initiative forms part of the Area Councils social responsibility of creating a better world in whatever small way.
According to him, the primary goal of this exercise is to encourage the community, especially the youth to develop the community labour spirit and make cleanliness a regular activity in the community. He took the opportunity to thank the Assembly member, the opinion leaders, the youth leader and the entire community for their absolute cooperation throughout the exercise. He further assured them of District Assembly’s readiness to support the community in subsequent clean-up exercises.
The Assembly Member for Mpaha, Hon. Sulemana Latif on his part, thanked the Area Council on behalf of the community members and appealed for more support and collaboration from the Non-Governmental Organizations in future activities. His address was preceded by a mini get-together organized by the Traditional Authority as a way to motivate community members and volunteer socialization purposes.
In addressing participants and volunteers at the end of the activity, the Area Council Chairman called for greater care to sanitation by the peoples.
The clean-up exercise was successfully carried out.