Cape Coast, Dec. 31, GNA – Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has equipped the Cape Coast Youth Development Association (CCYDA) with sanitation tools and other items in support of the association’s resolve to keep the metropolis hygienic.
The tools comprised 20 shovels, 20 long brooms, 20 rakes, 20 wheelbarrows and five water storage tanks to be mounted at some public toilets as well as 10 streetlights to be fixed at places where people take advantage of the darkness to dump rubbish at night.
The gesture was in a response to an appeal by the association and also part of the minister’s personal annual Christmas bequest to a community in the region.
Presenting the tools on Sunday, Dr Spio-Garbrah commended the association for its contribution to issues of sanitation in the metropolis.
He urged the association and other youth in the metropolis to take the front row in the fight against indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other unhygienic practices to help prevent outbreaks of diseases and promote tourism.
Mr Francis Baidoo, Chairman of the association who received the items, expressed gratitude to the minister for the gesture and appealed to other bodies to support them.
The CCYDA, aside partnering with the Metropolitan Assembly and other bodies, to periodically clean Cape Coast beaches, is one of the few organisations that have been active in the National Sanitation Day Monthly clean up exercise.