Mr. Ebenezer Nartey, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ablekuma Central Constituency, has condemned the apathy shown by the residents, especially shop owners at Mataheko towards the National Sanitation Day exercise.
He said in spite of the regular public announcements made for everyone to participate in the exercise, the shop owners just closed their shops, did not participate in the exercise and patiently waited for time to start trading activities.
Mr Nartey, speaking in an interview with Ghana News Agency, said the attitude of the shop owners was unhealthy and could derail the entire process.
He said the National Sanitation Day was aimed at pushing an agenda for proper sanitation in the society adding that “Cholera doesn’t know NDC or NPP member but rather whenever it occurs, it does spread across”.
Mr Nartey said one of the ways of tackling the poor sanitation is for everyone to be actively involved in the process adding that he would support any effort to impose stiffer punishments on non participants.
He said the “Operation Clean Ablekuma Central Campaign” would soon be launched and all the electoral areas in the constituency would be provided with adequate logistics to ensure success in ridding the area of filth.
Mr Nartey called on his colleague MPs and assembly members in the region to join in the fight to support the Accra Metropolitan Assembly tackle sanitation issues.