Ghanaian actress – Joselyn Dumas – on Thursday November 6, 2014 teamed up with ‘Forces Help Ghana’ (FHG), a Foundation set up by Ghanaian born British army officers, to clean Kotobabi township.
The clean-up exercise, which involved the services of Zoomlion and the community members, was a move initiated by the actress to embolden Ghanaians to keep their surroundings clean. This, according to her, “will go a long way in eradicating the outbreak of cholera in the country.”
As part of the clean-up exercise, Miss Dumas and a public health nurse from the La Polyclinic encouraged and educated the community members on the need to always keep their locality unpolluted.
“We as citizens of Ghana do not need to embark on something big before we can do away with cholera. It’s the little things like washing our hands with soap any time we visit the lavatory & before we eat, cleaning our surroundings frequently, and disposing of garbage at the right places that matter” Joselyn stated.
One of the concerns raised by the community members is how difficult it is for them in finding a place to attend nature’s call when there is the need to do so. They therefore called on Miss Dumas to carry their message across to the government.
With support from Ernest Chemist, Miss Dumas distributed Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) to the community members.
In attendance to facilitate the clean-up exercise were the Defence Attachè from the British High Commission and the assembly member of the area – Hon. Prince Henry Quarshie.
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