Zoomkids were at their best on Independence Day using the occasion to drum home the need for proper sanitation practices.
As the neatly dressed children marched on Friday, they trumpeted the message of improving upon environmental sustainability efforts in the country.
The over 300 Zoomkids across the country, in marking Ghana’s 63rd Independence Day celebration, marched at various venues with placards to create awareness on sanitation and hygiene.
Some of the placards read ‘Get a bin’, ‘Let’s recycle’, ‘Together we can make Ghana clean’, ‘Wash your hands with soap’ among many others.
The march took place simultaneously in seven regions and eight municipalities.
The participating schools were Nav-West Basic School in Takoradi, Pedu M/A Basic School in Cape Coast, St. James Primary School in Sunyani, Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School, Sowa Din Memorial JHS in Accra, Adenta Community School in Accra and St. Francis Basic School in Accra.
The venues were the various regional Jubilee Parks across the country.
Whiles sanitation giant Zoomlion and other environmental service providers are doing their best to collect waste and ensure a clean environment, attitudinal change is also critical towards consolidating the gains and sustaining a clean environment.
Members of the Zoomkids Club are expecting that their campaign would also go a long way to ensure authorities prioritise the provision of waste bins in every area of our society.
This, they believe would promote waste segregation and help recycling of wastes especially plastics.
A teacher leading one of the schools in the Western Region said the timing for the call for proper sanitation practices is appropriate considering the outbreak of coronavirus in other countries.
He believes a high hygiene consciousness in the country is the answer for Ghanaians to insulate themselves from the infection.
“If we can not add anything to the beautiful environment God has given to us, then we don’t have to destroy it,” a student said.
Members of the club have learnt how to recycle some waste items, especially plastic waste, for many uses including building blocks and are calling on leaders of Ghana to take the initiative on.