Amakom Town council has organised a clean-up exercise as well as free health screening for the three electoral areas which includes Aful- Nkwata, Amakom, and Stadium within the Subin Sub-Metro of the Kumasi metropolis.
The exercise, which had the slogan “Clean Your Community, Save Your Life”, was borne out of the Amakom Town council’s passion for the environment, a key focus area in its Communities. The programme attracted several members of the community members and various fun clubs who got involved by sweeping the streets and unclogging gutters,
among other activities.
Following the clean-up exercise, health personnel checked the health status of several members of the community. They were screened on blood sugar, Hepatitis B, Blood groups and others.
In an interview with Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame, the Amakom Town council chairman Mr Michael Aikins encouraged the community members to become active proponents of a cleaner environment.
“We hope that today’s programme will encourage our communities to become agents of change and active supporters of the environment to promote awareness and have an understanding of the role they play in changing attitudes towards the environment. Keeping the environment clean is the responsibility of all,” said Mr. Aikins.
He then stressed the need for members within the Amakom and it’s environ to ensure the waste bins donated by the town council were put to good use.
“I plead with you to make good use of the dust bins provided. Dumping the rubbish elsewhere will defeat the whole purpose. It would also be good for us to carry out these clean-up exercises on a monthly basis”, he said.
Some of the community members who took part in the exercise and the screening thanked the council and it’s executives for their constant support of the community.
“We are indeed grateful for all the work that Amakom Town council has done in our community. Such exercises contribute to the development of this area, which is a necessity. Indeed, there is the need for these activities to take place more often,” they said.
Credit Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)