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Youths Pledge Support to Cleaning Exercise

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Youths Pledge Support to Cleaning Exercise


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He said the cleaning exercise has gone a long way in transforming the hitherto filthy condition of the city into a safe and sound settlement. He encouraged his compatriots who have not been able to participate in the exercise to join them to transform the city into an enviable place.  The youth leader thanked the government especially the local councils for the proactive measures they have taken in ensuring that the cities look tidy and appealed for more support in terms of logistics and other pressing needs. A trader at Kroo Town Road Market, Adama Kamara also showered praise on government for the initiative adding that it has helped reduce the high rate of water-born and other infectious diseases such as Malaria in their area and hoped it will be sustained. She disclosed that as partners in development, they have introduced a number of measures including bye-laws in their localities to ensure they promote the development of a healthy environment.  She called on her colleagues to take the exercise seriously and entreated coordinators to ensure that more women participate in the cleaning exercise. She also expressed the need to train community members on Sanitation and Hygiene Programmes so as to make the exercise sustainable. At Fourah Road where youths were highly engaged in cleaning of drainages and other important areas in collaboration with some security forces, leaders of the groups reaffirmed their determination to keep their localities clean and called on government to involve more youths, provide safety gears and other incentives to enhance their work. Observers described the initiative as a very successful attempt by government to keep the entire country clean. The exercise, they say, will help government save huge amount of money that were hitherto spent on disaster prevention and management issues.

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