Sanitation Minister Tours ONMA
The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has ended a day’s tour of the Okaikwei North Municipality in Accra.
The tour is part of the efforts to access the level of sanitation issues in the Municipality.
The minister and her entourage including Patrick Yaw Boamah, the Member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central Constituency and a Deputy Sanitation Minister, the Municipal Chief Executive of the Assembly, Nii Boye Laryea paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Shaributu.
Ms. Dapaah wondered if Sheikh Shaributu would assist the Ministry as the Chief Patron of Sanitation in the country.
She noted that her Ministry is a privileged one because it deals with water which is important and crucial to the lives of people.
“Water is so important, when you are born, water goes in first, if you are lucky and you are dying its water. Water is not just water; water is good and safe water” the Sanitation Minister noted.
Ms. Dapaah continued: “If I may be permitted, I want to humbly suggest that our father should help us as the Chief Patron of Sanitation and Water Resources. We will bring a plaque and certification later if he so agrees, he is above Ambassadorial post.”
The Chief Imam speaking through an interpreter said the Minister’s Ministry is key to the survival of humanity.
He said sanitation and water are components without which the human society would not be different from the animal kingdom.
The National Chief Imam stated that the Ministry is not just serving the nation but humanity indicating among other things that there is no life without water.
Accepting the offer of Chief Patron of Sanitation And Water, Sheikh Shaributu said he is ever ready to assist the Ministry to raise the country at any pedestal of sanitation and water.
The National Chief Imam, while stressing the need for peace and stability in Ghana and across the globe said, it is on the basis of stability that the ministry could accomplish its mandate and vision.
“God has given us stability and we want more, may the almighty Allah give you and your staff strength to perform you duties…”
The Sanitation Minister also inspected projects in the municipality among others a- ten-bed capacity clinic under construction at Fadama, an Astro Turf Park at the Fadama cluster of Schools and the Kopevi drainage project.
Earlier at the Abeka Market, Ms. Dapaah urged the traders to uphold good sanitation and ensure that their wares are always neat and free from diseases causing-agents that could cause diseases to unsuspecting customers.