The BoatengAmeyaw1News team in collaboration with The Church of Pentecost, New Tafo District-Ashtown Assembly teamed up on Saturday, 7th September, 2019 to clean up Ashtown township as part of their sanitation campaign themed “Keep Kumasi Clean”.
The move was to help rid the station off filth, predominantly plastic waste and ensure there is sanity and a clean environment for both old and the youth especially the places close to the Ashtown market.
Clad in their BoatengAmeyaw1News branded T-shirts and working gears, with their brooms and dustbins, the combined team swept through the entire Ashtown township and collected all the waste much to the joy and satisfactory smiles of people around and traders who expressed their pleasures at the volunteering work of the group.
On their part, a cross section of people we interacted with complained of the inadequacy of waste bins around for appropriate waste collection which results in littering around. The youth were also advised against indiscriminate waste disposal, and littering especially plastics.
Also The Church of Pentecost, New Tafo District-Ashtown Assembly.
The clean up exercise was as part of their chairman’s (Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye)vision, named Environmental Care Campaign. In this, each Assembly is obliged to undertake social interventions including clean up exercise, building of place of convenience (toilet and urinals), roads, schools, prisons, bus terminals, bridges, etc. to enhance the wellbeing of the people and also reduce the burden on the government.