Accra Newtown, a suburb of Accra was chosen for this year’s first National Sanitation Day which was observed on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA) led by its Executive Secretary, Ms Ama Ofori Antwi joined notable stars including highlife sensation Ben Brako, Hip Life Trio, VA to clean gutters and others areas at the Accra Newtown engulfed in filth.
The stars took turns to advise the residents to keep their surroundings clean. Ms Ofori Antwi also took the opportunity to educate the residents on good Sanitation practices. She said “you will save a lot of money if you observe good Sanitation because you will not fall sick and use the little you have to buy drugs”. The National Sanitation Day was introduced by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development as part of efforts to help keep the country clean.