THROW YOUR TRASH-IN-THE-BIN CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

THROW YOUR TRASH-IN-THE-BIN CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Every community generates waste or garbage and this should not be thrown just anywhere or everywhere but only into the trash bins. This is the message the GTUC Property Department is promoting to all students, staff, faculty & friends of the university community at the recent launch of the “Throw your trash-in-the-bin campaign”. The campaign is part of a sensitizing process to educate and create awareness among staff, faculty and students to put their trash in bins.

In her welcome remarks at the campaign launch, the Registrar, GTUC, Dr. Mrs. Juliana Owusu-Ansah stated that, in support of maintaining good quality health and safety measures in the University Community, management approved the procurement of twenty (20) yellow and orange dustbins for the campaign. She also commended the Property Department for undertaking such a good initiative and advised all members of the University to keep their surroundings neat and clean to help us live healthy lives and for the betterment of the University community

As the Project Lead for the campaign, the Head of the Property Department, Mrs. Susan Aryee said that, throwing garbage all over will not only dirty our surroundings, pollute the environment and make it unhygienic but it will also cause bad odours and encourage the infestation of cockroaches, flies and other insects. Mrs. Aryee added that all members, especially students must refrain from the habitual littering of lecture rooms, study bays and the compound with empty bottles, candy wrappers, take away containers etc. She said “it is shocking to see trash bags outside offices, lecture halls, auditoriums, meeting rooms, labs, hostel rooms and in the passage ways; in spite of notices that clearly indicates the procedures to be followed”. Mrs. Aryee indicated that her office will liaise with the Assistant Registrars at the various satellite campuses (Kumasi, Ho, Koforidua and Takoradi) to send some posters and dustbins to them to educate and create awareness on the campuses outside Accra.

GTUC members present at the event were excited about the campaign as the Registrar and some other staff members wheeled the newly purchased dustbins across the GTUC main forecourt where the campaign was launched.