10:28, 20.Dec 2018
Mrs Naa Atswei Oduro, a news anchor with Class Media Group (CMG), has won a Sanitation Advocacy Excellence Award for her unending promotion of good sanitation and hygiene.
Mrs Oduro, a news anchor with Accra100.5FM and CTV, who is also an ambassador for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SGD), Goal 6 on sanitation, was presented with the award at this year’s Clean Ghana Concert Award 2019, which came off at the National Theatre.
This will be the second award presented to Mrs Oduro within the past month after being honoured with the Female Newscaster of the Year Award, Greater Accra, at the eighth edition of the Foklex Media Awards on Saturday, 13 April 2019.
Other outstanding individuals and institutions also received awards for their contribution towards the promotion of good sanitation through the creative arts.
The awardees include Akosua Agyepong, Nii Odartei Lamptey (Gasmilla), Frank Osei Afriyie (Wutah), Ito Bobo and Kofi Tankas.
The Clean Ghana Concert Award organised by the Clean Ghana Action Ambassadors, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR), seeks to promote good sanitation through the creative arts by educating people on the need for a collective responsibility to ensuring a clean environment in all communities in Ghana.
Other media institutions such as Amansan TV, Ocean 1 TV, and Citi FM also received awards.
Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, (MSWR) in a speech read for her by Mr Anthony Mensah, a Director at MSWR, advised the youth to act as ambassadors of the environment to ensure cleanliness.
She said the country’s effort to maintain environmental cleanliness would be enhanced if the youth took the responsibility to be one another’s keeper. She congratulated the Clean Ghana Action Ambassadors for organising the programme and urged them to continue supporting, empowering and educating the youth on environmental issues.
Mr Emmanuel Acheampong, Executive Director of Clean Ghana Action Ambassadors, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the concert was to provide a platform for the youth to exhibit their hidden talents by using the creative arts to educate the people on good sanitation.
He said it was important for all interested groups in the country to support the initiative, adding that: “Good works by people must be rewarded to inspire the younger generation to work harder”.
Mr Acheampong called for more collaboration and support from other NGOs to sustain the initiative.