A-four -hour clean-up exercise led by Neenyi Monikaiko, Chief Fisherman of Effutu Traditional Area at Winneba fishing landing beach, led to the desilting of choked gutters and thorough clean up of the facility.
Neenyi Monikaiko told newsmen that the beach has been littered with refuse and human excreta, hence the need for the exercise to help prevent the outbreak of communicable diseases- like cholera.
He said the programme would be held periodically to create a conducive environment for business to thrive at the beach.
The Chief Fisherman said people who dump refuse and defecate at the beach would be arrested and handed over to the police for prosecution.
Mr Operim Quansah, a canoe owner, appealed to fishmongers and people doing business at the beach to comport themselves.
He asked the Municipal Assembly to put in place by-laws to deal with people who deliberately indulge in acts that could lead to the outbreak of diseases.
Paulina says: Kudos to "Neenyi Monikaiko, Chief Fisherman of Effutu Traditional Area at Winneba fishing landing beach" for leading the clean-up of said beach...this is a wonderful start....
But more needs to be done, our people are desperate, and desperate people do desperate things, where can they ease themselves when most homes in Ghana are built without toilets?
I'm thinking that the very able Mr Neenyi Monikaiko, Chief Fisherman of Effutu Traditional Area should push further.... He needs to work with, put pressure on his local member of parliament to start building public toilets --or see past post, and approach Andy Narracott, the co-founder of Clean Team Ghana --for a possible collaboration, possibly working together to provide the people of Winneba with the Clean team's innovative, affordable portable toilets and handsets...