Gospel Musician, Diana Hamilton says she passionately hate mosquitoes and will not stand and watch the insect people to early grave.
“I don’t mind i am on camera having an interview, I may slap you if I see a mosquito on you cheek before I come back to the interview”, Diana noted in an interview with Adom TV.
Malaria is one of the six killer diseases in the world. An infected female Anopheles mosquito can transmit the malaria causing parasites-plasmodium into as many people it can bite to suck blood for its eggs breeding in its life time.
According to the latest WHO estimates, released in December 2015, there were 214 million cases of malaria in 2015 and 438 000 deaths.
The gospel musician through her Diana Hamilton Ministries donated two-hundred pieces of treated bed nets to Kumasi Apeadu residents after she had partook in the just ended National Sanitation day.
“As a nurse and a singer and mosquitoes are what I hate, I thought it wise that when I am giving to the society, I have to let the beneficiaries be on the same page”, she noted.
The ‘Work in progress’ hit singer says much must be done to eradicate malaria in the country and she is doing her part as a professional nurse to help.
She however called of the public to be serious with sanitation issues as far as National Sanitation Day is concerned.
“I was impressed with what I saw in Kumasi in the just passed Sanitation Day, they had closed all their shops to partake in the exercise. I think this is a very good thing that Ghana is doing. I will encourage other celebrities, stars to take part in the exercise and also tidy our environments as well.”
Diana when asked if she will suggest for dustbins to be placed at vantage points in the country says “that is right but when government puts the garbage cans out there and later comes see it stolen. When that happens, government among other bodies won’t be encouraged to redeposit another one there. In fact that habit of some Ghanaians must stop”, she said. She believes this is because Ghanaians do not have the sense of owning what belongs to the state.
“Let us always have the sense of belongingness, own whatever government gives our area and prevent others from stealing them” Diana stressed on. She however called on government to deposit more dustbins in cities so that pedestrians can deposit rubbishes in them to prevent them from throwing it around.
“You can hold rubbish for a long time without seeing a trashcan to put it in. That is not the best, there should be dustbins provided at vantage points and also the rubbish collators should empty then on time when they get full. ” she lamented.
Diana however urged her fans and the public not to dump rubbish in water ways as well as the streets but rather dump them at the right places to avoid Cholera, Malaria, among other deadly rubbish causing diseases as well as flood.