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Keep the City clean, will ya!!!

20 July 2012

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Dear Mum,

I dedicate this post it to Zoomlion Ghana for making strides to rid my country of waste (in the short-term) and preventable disease (in the long term)…while making money doing so. I pray on management to share the dedication with fellow cleanliness-conscious Ghanaians; more blessings on the heads of those who have sheer sensibility and discipline to only drop waste in a designated container! Those who would not sweep their stallfronts into drains… those who would not leave empty cans and wrappers under their classroom and lecture hall seats, stick (messy) gum under office and school furniture and in coaches.

To those who practice the aforementioned vices, I pray for a repentant heart. Ironically, they are the ‘fit’ people… those who can afford the big brands, and don’t want to litter their porsches. I seek their indulgence to afford to drive an extra mile to the next public place and drop ’em trash. It helps for all of us. Imagine the plenty money used to import malaria drugs were used to fill the pot-holes on the Tema motorway or to provide street lights in a teacher training college. If matters come to worst (already have), I will pray for a law that allows citizens to take pictures of littering individuals and tend them as evidence in a sanitation court… (citizen-action). Litterers be advised because no one is above disease and floods; you could be affected in one way or another. Damn!…keep your environment clean, will ya!? Mum, join me to tell them!

Your son, Kweku.

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2 Comments
  1. Aba permalink

    Excellent point…but when trash cans are not readily available for the public to use the question to ask yourself is where do they put the trash????? I have been to Ghana on many occasions and I can honestly say that my purse became my garbage bag as I could not find places in town to throw away that empty Voltic water bottle or that small black back. Ghanaians are not dirty people but nor are they lazy but if the GOVERNMENT ( yes I said it….) would provide PUBLIC garbage cans then I am more than certain our fellow Ghanaians will utilize them at their earliest convenience….until then my brother these posts… and those signs will be of no use… unfortunately!

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