The National Commission for Civic Education in collaboration with the One Ghana Movement has donated 66 dustbins to 22 selected basic schools in Accra in an effort to educate students on the value of waste segregation.

The Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ms. Josephine Nkrumah expressed gratitude to the One Ghana Movement and Ghana Education Service (GES) for their support to NCCE‟ s good sanitation practices project in schools. Ms. Nkrumah said this forms part of the NCCE / ARAP project on the environmental government to tailor citizens‟ attitude on good sanitation practice. To be the change we want to see in this country and beyond, we need to nurture the younger ones on the need to value waste segregation”, she stressed.

The Executive Secretary, of One Ghana Movement, Ms. Emily Kanyir Nyuur said, that One Ghana Movement is delighted to partner NCCE with the sanitation campaign and added this campaign by the NCCE is in line with their „Adopt a Bin Program‟, where bins are provided at vantage places to help reduce the temptation of people throwing refuse indiscriminately. She said, „we have all seen the dangers plastics pose to our society.

The GES Metro Deputy Director in charge of Finance and Administration, Mr. Evans Y. Gati thanked the NCCE and One Ghana Movement for focusing their sanitation education campaign on the youth in schools. He also appealed to NGOs and philanthropists to emulate this gesture to make Ghana a better place.

The NCCE Deputy Chairman in charge of operations, Mr. Samuel Asare Akuamoah, “the NCCE will monitor the schools to know whether the gesture meet sits purpose”, he emphasized. He also noted that waste management companies play critical roles in sanitation and needed their support to expand their reach to keep Ghana clean.

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