The Presiding Apostle of Love Community Chapel, Apostle George Ayiku has proposed that, there should be a combined efforts of the military and police to help implement the laws on sanitation as way to address poor sanitation in the country.
Speaking to the GPCC News Team in an interview, the Presiding Apostle who is also the Founder of the Church said,the military and police forces must come together to arrest and prosecute persons caught littering the streets and dumping refuse at unauthorised places.
According to Apostle Ayiku the several policies and education campaigns carried out to educate city dwellers on the need to keep their surroundings clean are not yielding the desired results, and thinks it is time to enforce the bye-laws of the various Assemblies through a joint military-police project.
Touching on other ways to address poor sanitation in the country, he pointed out that, parents should educate their children at home while teachers use formal ways to educate them in schools.
This, he said would inform children on the negative effects of littering the street and be exposed to the health risks they pose.
Educating the public on how to effectively use available sanitation resources, the Man of God stressed that, it would help optimise the performance of sanitation infrastructure, adding that, proper sanitation could inhibit the spread of certain diseases like cholera, that routinely plague the country.
“We as religious leaders will continue to preach on sanitation in our pulpit, but it is left for individuals to practise what we say in the pulpit,” he noted.
Ghanaians, he noted should be more disciplined and desist from littering anyhow because sanitation is essential to human progress as well symbolises growth and advancement of a country.
He mentioned that, sanitation is a shared responsibility, adding that, “the sense in this adage is that, as a people we have a role to play to ensure that every part of this country is clean.”
The clergyman called on Ghanaians to ensure that the environs are clean which should not be left to government or sanitation agencies, “We must all play a part; for after all we contribute to the generation of waste both solid and liquid.”
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS