By Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA
Ho, July 08, GNA - Reverend Johnson Avuletey, Deputy Volta Regional Minister, has reiterated the call on religious bodies in the Region to make sanitation a core message to their followers.
He said churches and mosques should be seen to embody the 'cleanliness is next to godliness' principle enshrined in both the Bible and Quran and help change attitudes towards the environment.
Rev. Avuletey who joined members of the Church of Pentecost, Ho Area and Zoomlion for a clean-up exercise at the Ho Central market, said religious bodies had huge interface with their congregants thus had critical roles to play in imbibing the culture of cleanliness and environmental maintenance in them.
He asked them to join President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's "Everyday is a Sanitation Day" campaign to promote healthy living among the populace.
Mr Solomon Denyo, Volta Regional General Manager, Zoomlion, reiterated the need to tackle sanitation head on as it was becoming a canker.
He appealed for support from traditional authorities and Assembly members to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal six (SDG 6) which deals with clean water and sanitation.
Mr Denyo said cleanliness was a must so as not to "fall into the trap of communicable diseases and outbreaks".
Apostle Moses Kwame Ahiakor, Ho Area Head, Church of Pentecost, said the Environmental Care Campaign, was part of the Church's vision of transforming the society.
He said the Church was working with a 5-year vision of possessing the nation with Godly principles and values.