NEWS: World Cleanup Day to empower women in Ghana

15/09/2018 In addition to the World Cleanup Day volunteers in Ghana, the movie celebrity and feminist Edjeani Asiedu participated in the initiative to empower women. Ghana gathered 2500 people in 10 cleanup events on 15th of September. Edjeani Asiedu felt it was important to be an active role model for women in Ghana and to […]

15/09/2018

In addition to the World Cleanup Day volunteers in Ghana, the movie celebrity and feminist Edjeani Asiedu participated in the initiative to empower women. Ghana gathered 2500 people in 10 cleanup events on 15th of September.

Edjeani Asiedu felt it was important to be an active role model for women in Ghana and to bring them to the centre of attention. In addition to Edjeani Asiedu, actor and Let’s Do It Ghana Ambassador, Kobina Sam and actor Fred Amugi both took part in the cleanup action.

Volunteers cleaned up the streets, the drains, the marketplace and the beaches. Activist Kate Opoku said that they achieved everything that was planned and she is sure that it is not going to be just a single event, but a good habit in their everyday life. Ghana has a population of 29,463,643 people who generate 5,617,309 tons of waste per year, whereas they only recycle about 5 percent of the waste. Compare that to 10 percent in India and 24 percent in USA who generate much more waste.

Opoku was most proud that the locals took part in the great event and that several celebrities showed support, setting an example. World Cleanup Day was something that filled them up with good energy and willingness not only to keep it clean for one day, today, but each day that follows.

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World Cleanup Day events can be followed through the homepage www.letsdoitworld.org. The 24-hour, non-stop World Cleanup Live Show will cover the cleanups across the globe. The show is hosted by Irish TV presenter and producer Colm Flynn and TV presenter Zihlo Ndlovu from Zimbabwe and will be broadcast from Tallinn, Estonia. It will be aired via the World Cleanup Day website https://www.worldcleanupday.org/and also via Facebook and YouTube channels.

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the founding of the Republic of Estonia. World Cleanup Day 2018 is Estonia’s biggest gift to the world on its 100th anniversary. More information about the centenary events can be found at www.EV100.ee

More information:

Website:  www.worldcleanupday.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/worldcleanupday2018/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/letsdoitworld

Tiina Urm, Head of Communication

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