Over 250 security personnel drawn from the Ghana Army, Navy, Police and Fire Service have teamed up with workers of Zoomlion to embark on a cleanup exercise in Accra.

The exercise will be carried out in all other regions across the country.

The Sanitation Ministry which is spearheading the initiative in collaboration with the various assemblies is taking advantage of the lockdown to clean, cleanse and desilt major gutters to promote good hygiene in support of the coronavirus fight.

Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah admonished the group to clean and cleanse the various streets to the point where people can see their faces “when they look at the streets in their neighbourhoods.”

She urged all homeowners to own bins, “we do not want to see people gathering their garbage on the ground for others to pick with their hands.”

The Minister admonished those at home during the lockdown period to use the free time to weed around their homes and keep the environment clean.

For those allowed to step out, the Minister urged them not to litter the streets but use the bins provided.

“If you are caught, the full rigors of the law will be applied. Please do not litter,” she cautioned.