A MASSIVE clean-up exercise has been organised at Bohyen in Kumasi, with a call on the people to rekindle their communal spirit.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama, Madam Cecilia Dapaah, who made the call, expressed regret that the communal spirit in some communities had waned and said the time had come for the people to see communal labour as part of their development agenda.
The clean-up exercise was organised at the instance of the MP to rid the suburb of filth and it attracted support from residents of other suburbs of the constituency, including Bantama, Adoato, North Suntreso and Abrepo Junction.
They desilted choked gutters, cleared weedy areas and removed an eight-month-old piled-up refuse.
Addressing the people, Madam Dapaah stressed the need to maintain a clean environment devoid of diseases.
She said even though the National Health Insurance Scheme had come to address the lapses in health financing, preventing diseases was always better than curing them.
The MP, who is also a Minister of State at the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, therefore, challenged the people to complement the efforts of the government and the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly at ensuring a clean environment in Kumasi.
She emphasised that she would continue to motivate the people to have the development of the constituency at heart.
The MP commended the people for turning up in their numbers for the exercise.