Monday, September 7, 2009


This year’s international Literacy Day of the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) commemorated with a clean up exercise at the Maamobi Polyclinic in Accra. The main theme of the celebration which falls tomorrow 8th September 2009 is “Functional literacy –Key to national participation, Good citizenship and social development”. The clean-up exercise which took place over the weekends witnessed huge number of workers of the division who weeded, cleaned, swept and fumigated the entire clinic with anti- mosquito ides to make the hospital malaria free with the help of some workers from Zoom lion Ghana Limited.

Speaking to Journalists at the event, the Director of the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) said the main idea behind the cleaning on Saturday was because Tuesday which is a working day will not be appropriate for the activity. Mr. Samuel salifu Mogre stated that the clean-up exercise signified the achievement of the National Functional Literacy Programme’s (NFLP) which spelt’s out clearly the empowering beneficiaries to maintain a clean environment and indeed all Ghanaians should apply that in their communities at all times. “Undoubtly a clean environment is a necessary ingredient for creating a healthy society which is also a key requirement for socio-economic development.”

Mr.Mogre further called all to address the sanitation problems in the country especially a quite substantive number of illiterates who are unaware of the damaging effects of filth on the their health. Any society that is not health conscious is bound to face challenges with its socio-economic development.

“I call on Ghanaians to contribute to the reduction of illiteracy in the country in order to bring our illiterate ones into the train of development” said Mogre.This call is very important because the country can never meet its desire when large number of population is denied participation in the national developmental efforts through illiteracy and ignorance. He thanked all stakeholders who contributed fervently towards the success of the NFLP program.
Source:Ghanaian Reactor Online (GRO)

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