The Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Council, Daasebre Prof. (Emeritus) Oti Boateng has commended waste management experts Zoomlion Ghana Limited for the introduction of the “1 Million waste Bin Project” aimed at ensuring that in every household there was a waste bin.
He welcomes the introduction of the project in his traditional area during the launching of his Root-Based Development Model (RBM) project dubbed ‘’Operation Clean Communities’’ in Koforidua.
This health-driven initiative by the Omanhene is one of the six thematic development concerns of the Root-based model which is to complement the government’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the four main communicable diseases in the Traditional Area.
The initiative forms part of the Council’s community development within the implementation strategy of the existing award-winning Root-based development model (RBM) developed by Daasebre Oti Boateng for Ghana, Africa, and the world.
According to the Omanhene, Operation Clean Communities requires residents to look beyond themselves and take ‘’collective responsibility.’
It focuses on sanitation and the importance of leading a generally healthy lifestyle in order to protect the community as a whole.
It’s also inspired by the universal dictum that prevention is better than cure.
It will thus involve the use of trained personnel in a comprehensive health education of households within the two municipalities constituting the Traditional Area.
By this strategy, the operation is expected to break the pathway of disease transmission not only for COVID-19 but also for the four major diseases of malaria, cholera, typhoid and measles revealed as afflicting the communities in the Root-based survey conducted in 2020.