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Ga Mantse, Urges to Support Clean-Up Initiative for Homowo Festival

Ga-Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II

Ga Manste, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, has urged the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies to support the traditional council in carrying out a clean-up initiative as part of this year’s Homowo festival.

The objectives of the exercise include promoting a clean environment, enhancing public waste collection and cleansing, public education and law enforcement on cleanliness, and improving public health. Zoomlion Ghana Limited will provide logistical support for the exercise throughout the program.

The participation of traditional authority in the clean-up exercise can command community respect and influence, highlight cultural significance, resolve minor conflicts, and promote cooperation. The initiative will also include sustainability sensitization, public education, sanitation awards schemes, and monthly clean-up days.

The expected impact of the project includes reducing pollution and health risks, promoting tourism, reducing public health care costs, and environmental damage mitigation. It is also expected to increase community pride and sense of ownership, raise awareness and public education, and improve visual appeal.