Morning show host for Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm’s Frontline- Kwame Tutu, has in a letter to the president, called for the Military to be invited to help in dealing with the sanitation situation in Ghana.
He further called on the president to declare the sanitation situation in the country a national crisis. Mr. Tutu further expressed his worry at the failure on the part of President Akufo-Addo, to touch on the sanitation situation in the country.
He said ‘’Mr. President, I write to you to declare the poor unsanitary condition of the country a national disaster immediately invite the military and the other emergency agencies to deal with this situation. Also, put in an effective strategy to ensure the nation does not fall into such a situation again.’’
Read Below his full letter to the President
OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT AKUFO ADDO
Dear Mr President,
I salute you this day and trust you are in good shape spiritually and physically. Mr. President this is my first letter to you on your assumption of office a year ago.
I have thousand to write to from now. My letters are not ''love affair ''but to draw the attention of your good self and high office to myriads of pertinent national and international concerns. I, therefore, pause here to wish you a happy new year Mr President.
Sir, I was invited to the year meet the press ritual, but could not catch the eye of the moderator to put a question to you.
I seize the opportunity to, therefore, write to you. Mr President, I listened to you with rapt attention the many issues you touched on as a prelude to the Q and A section of the event, but conspicuously missing from your speech was the state of the poor sanitation in the country.
I trust you do know Mr President, that the health of citizens’ is paramount, and nothing can be achieved without good health. Mr President if you do take briefing from your Health Minister and Director of Health Service, you may be shocked by the statistics of death from highly preventable diseases in this day and age.
Mr. President may I ask why you failed to touch on the shameful poor sanitation in the country? Are you not troubled or concerned? Sir, you have established the Ministry of Sanitation and Water resources to deal with the matter under discussion plus a profound statement you made of making Accra the cleanest city. The situation however keeps deteriorating, citizens live in filth, the health of citizens is in serious danger, and disaster lurks in the shadows.
Mr. President, I write to you to declare the poor unsanitary condition of the country a national disaster immediately invite the military and the other emergency agencies to deal with this situation.
Also put in an effective strategy to ensure the nation does not fall into such a situation again. Mr. President, may citizens also know what the 2017 budget for sanitation also used for? I hope my letter will get an immediate response from you.