|A cross section of worshipers at the Ho Central Mosque|
The Muslim community in Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana, have been told to endeavour to keep their environment clean and tidy, as that would go a long way to prevent the outbreak of communicable diseases in their communities.
Making the call, an Islamic educationist and theologian, Sheikh Ishak Nuamah, said the maintenance of good environmental practices were in consonance with the ideals of Allah and remained a cornerstone of faith of the Islamic religion.
He therefore urged them to live practical lives so as to ensure that they are living in accordance with what the Quran says.
Sheikh Nuamah said these when he addressed the Muslim community at a public education campaign held in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited in Ho last week.
For his part, Zoomlion’s Volta Regional Environmental Sanitation Supervisor, Mr. Philip Anim, advised the people of Ho to constantly clear chocked gutters in order to complement the efforts of the company to rid the environment of filth and stench.
He advised food vendors to seek medical authorisation before practicing their trade and also enjoined communities to regulate the movement of stray animals, since most of them were agents of diseases.
Mr. Anim also counselled butchers to ensure that their slaughtered animals were inspected before selling them to the public.
He used the occasion to advertise some of Zoomlion’s services, urged the people to purchase some of the mobile toilets and not hesitate to visit the offices of Zoomlion for advice on sanitation.
The Volta Regional Imam, Alhaji Umar Hamza Danjumah, also entreated the worshippers and the entire Volta Region community to weed their surroundings, clear all chocked gutters and also take part in frequent clean up exercises.