The Asokwa Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah and the Member of Parliament, Madam Patricia Appiagyei Monday morning joined officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) on a float to educate the public on the need to prevent conditions that fuel the incidences of floods in communities in Asokwa.
Present at the three (3) hour walk which was organized by the Municipal NADMO director, Eric Nana Akosah was the regional NADMO director, Mr Kwabena Senkyire and other officers from the regional office.
Also present were some members of the youth wing of Asokwa NPP who joined the government officials as well as appointees to explain to pedestrians, drivers and traders along the Kumasi Brewery route to the Kumasi South Hospital on the need to keep their surroundings clean.
Asokwa Municipal NADMO officer, Nana Akosah told residents that unclean environments including indiscriminate dumping of refuse in water bodies result in floods anytime it rained heavily.
MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE (MCE):
Speaking after the float, the Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah commended the NADMO officials for the initiative.
He noted that every effort aimed at educating the public against bad practices especially the depositing of refuse and fecal matter in water bodies was important.
Chief Akwannuasa urged Asokwa residents to be conscious of the surroundings they trade and do business since many sicknesses and emergency situations arise out of filthy conditions.
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT:
On her part, Madam Patricia Appiagyei expressed delight at the move by NADMO officials and urged them to replicate the sensitization drive periodically.
Madam Appiagyei, Board Member of NADMO and Deputy Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation entreated traders and residents to maintain cleanliness at their places of work and homes.
By doing this, she noted they could help to prevent unhealthy environments as well as reduce the incidences of floods and emergency situations.
REGIONAL NADMO BOSS:
Mr Kwabena Senkyire, Ashanti Regional NADMO boss commended the Asokwa Municipal outfit for the initiative.
He urged them to do more to cause the public to get the needed sensitization so that they could by themselves avoid situations which fester floods or unclean environments.
STORY BY MICHAEL OFOSU-AFRIYIE, KUMASI.