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Regional News Tue, 12 Mar 2019

Jomoro Assembly reviews by-laws on sanitation to deal with offenders

The Jomoro Municipal Assembly in the Western Region has reviewed its by-laws on sanitation campaign to deal with people who will engage in indiscriminate disposal of refuse.

This was made known by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, Mr. Ernest Kofie during the 62nd Independence Anniversary Day Celebrations Parade held at Half Assini Senior High School Park.

The MCE said being healthy is the greatest thing to have as individuals and the community as a whole.

He revealed, "The Municipal Assembly has reviewed its by-laws, and will soon commence vigorous enforcement".

He, therefore, vowed to deal with people who will engage in open defecation in the Assembly.

"We will not allow open filth and discriminate disposal of refuse in our communities", he vowed.

He seized the occasion and called on his people to embrace good sanitation practices.

He emphasized "We must all develop the habit of routinely cleaning our homes, workplaces, schools and open places and we must also properly dispose of the waste we generate".

On education, the MCE said the government will soon pass legislation to redefine Basic School Education to include Senior High School and added that if this legislation is passed, BECE will phase out.

He said "When this is done, BECE will phase out. This would enable every child to obtain a proper foundation for meaningful adult life".

The MCE noted that delivering quality education is the availability of conducive educational infrastructure.

He, therefore, revealed that the Assembly has renovated the Municipal Education Office complex to provide a conducive workplace environment for staff.

He added that the Assembly has also completed the renovation of a 6-unit classroom block at Ehoaka and construction of a new 3-unit classroom block at Mpeasem.

Mr. Kofie stated that the Assembly is going to distribute eight hundred (800) school desks to some selected Basic Schools in the area.

"Frantic efforts are also being made to improve infrastructure in the High Assini and Annor Adjaye Senior High Schools, and other Basic Schools", he emphasized.

He called on the students to take their studies seriously and be disciplined and also attend school regularly.

He also called on the parents to invest properly in their children's educational development.

Thirty-one Basic and Second Cycle Schools took part in the 62nd Independence Day March Past and several awards were given to the participants.

Source: Daniel Kaku
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