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UE: Our cities are engulfed in filth – Regional Minister, Stephen Yakabu expresses worry

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The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu has made a clarion call on the chiefs, teachers opinion leaders and the youth to launch a crusade to keep the towns and villages clean.

Addressing participants at the 65th Independence Day celebration in Navrongo under the theme “Working together, bouncing back better”, Mr. Yakubu said the towns and cities are engulfed with filth.

This, he said is affecting the development of the region since huge resources are used to treat preventable diseases associated with filth.

“Our cities, towns and villages are all engulfed in filth resulting in the occurrence of diseases such as cholera, malaria and other associated diseases. All these diseases which constitute a threat to our lives can be avoided if we keep our environment clean. I, therefore, wish to make a clarion call on all our teachers, chiefs, opinion leaders and the youth to launch a crusade against these anti-social tendencies that can derail our peace for development,” he said.

Mr. Yakubu also admonished the youth to be responsible in using social media to avoid creating fear and panic.

The occasion was attended by the Governor of the South Central Province of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Prefect of Tone of the Savannah Region of the Republic of Togo, Municipal Chief Executive of Kassena Nankana Municipal, Heads and Commanders of Security Agencies in the Upper East Region, Regional Director of Ghana Education Service, teachers and pupils from selected schools within the Kassena Nankana Municipality, the media and other relevant agencies.

A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Samuel Adagom|Bolgatanga|Ghana

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