This was made known by Mr Julius Debrah, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, when he paid a courtesy call on Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam, in Accra.
He said with the National Sanitation Day, the first Saturday of every new month would be used to organize a nationwide clean up exercise as a way of putting a brake to the cholera outbreak as well as helping to prevent future occurrence.
“With the National Sanitation Day which commences in October, every Ghanaian would be encouraged to clean his or her environment on first Saturday of every new month from 0600 to 1100 as way to help control the cholera outbreak,” he said.
Mr Debrah appealed to the National Chief Imam to support the sanitation programme by using his office to propagate the message.
Sheikh Sharubutu commended Mr Debrah for initiating the programme, saying it would help control the cholera outbreak.
He said the Holy Quran preaches about cleanliness hence the compulsory ablution by all Muslims before prayers and urged all to observe good hygiene.
He assured the Minister that his office would spread the message about the National Sanitation Day in order to get every Muslim involved.