Media General’s news team in Kumasi joined members of the TV3 Fan Club in a clean-up and tree planting exercise to promote a healthy environment in and around Atonsu.
In line with the environmental sanitation campaign ‘Garbage Out’, the exercise was to lead by example and create public awareness on the benefits of environmental sanitation.
The clean-up exercise was to drum home the importance of cleanliness to the socio-economic growth of the country.
Media General’s news team and enthusiastic TV3 Fan club members collectively supported the exercise to the admiration of community members.
The group cleared choked drains of plastic waste, swept filth and cleared weeds grown near streets within the Atonsu community.
The corporate clean-up exercise was aimed at contributing to the national sanitation agenda of ensuring a cleaner Ghana.
The Chairman of TV3 Fan Club at Atonsu, Emmanuel Akoto Mensah, called for attitudinal change to keep the environment clean of filth.
He noted the country’s sustainable development hinges on environmental protection.
“We need to individually keep our environments clean to prevent sanitation-related diseases such as malaria and cholera.”
Northern Sector Bureau Chief at Media General Kofi Adu Domfeh led a tree planting exercise as part of the event.
A number of trees were planted on the compound of Atonsu M/A Basic School to support the school’s greening efforts.
Mr Domfeh encouraged a national collective drive in cleaning and greening the environment to mitigate the effects of and adapt to climate change and also help attain the Sustainable Development Goals.
By Ibrahim Abubakar|3news.com|Ghana