As it has already been said, “Sanitation is a shared responsibility”, the Bekwai Municipal Assembly in collaboration with Ghana National Fire Service, Dess FM, Zoomlion and the people of Bekwai Business Centre in the Bekwai Municipality on Thursday, 23rd December, 2021 embarked on a clean-up exercise to clean and desilt all choked gutters around the business operation centre in the Bekwai township.

The exercise began around 8:15am where the collaborators were mobilized to proceed on the exercise. The members were divided into two (2) groups where each group took 1 stretch of the road. Also, shop owners were asked to clean their frontages and also help with the desilting before shops are opened which a lot participated.

The Stretch from Bekwai Social centre to Ghana Commercial Bank, Infront and Behind Bekwai Old Hospital (Maternity block) and from maternity junction to Broadway were all cleaned and desilted.

Ghana National Fire Service pumping water into the desilted gutter


After the desilting, the Ghana National Fire Service Pumped water from their fire thunder into the desilted gutters to clean every filth and Zoomlion also collected all the refuse and filth from the gutters.

The health team and the collaborators thanked the participants and advised them to always clean their frontages and also desilt their gutters to make Bekwai a cleanest town and also put sanitation first wherever they find themselves since health is wealth.

The exercise ended around 1:00pm the same day.


Source: Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit, BMA

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