The Ministry would from November this year unveil the National Sanitation Day, as a way of controlling the Cholera outbreak in the country.

This was disclosed by the sector Minister Hon. Julius Debrah, when he paid a courtesy call on Alhaji Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam, in Accra.

He said, with the National Sanitation Day, the first Saturday of every new month would be used to organize a nationwide clean up exercise as a way of putting a brake to the cholera outbreak as well as helping to prevent future occurrence.

He said “when the National Sanitation Day commences in November, every Ghanaian would be encouraged to clean his or her environment on first Saturday of every new month from 0600 to 1100 as a way to help control the cholera outbreak,” he said.

The Minister therefore appealed to the National Chief Imam to support the sanitation programme by using his august office to propagate the message.

Alhaji Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam commended the Minister for initiating the programme, saying it would help control the cholera outbreak.

He said the Holy Quran preaches about cleanliness hence the compulsory ablution by all Muslims before observing prayers and urged all to observe good hygiene.


He assured the Minister that he would use his office to propagate the message about the National Sanitation Day in order to get every Muslim involved.