A group of young people from the Ada community in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region embarked on a one-day clean-up and painting exercise at Ada-Foah.
The exercise was to improve sanitary conditions of the community and promote visits to an area that is becoming a hot-bed for tourism.
The clean-up exercise held on the December 26, 2015 started from the Ada-Foah Clinic through the Education Office at Fiagbedu Clinic Junction. It ended with fun games and refreshments at the Dove Park, Ada-Foah.
Organisers of the ‘Clean-Up Ada’ campaign said they were motivated to undertake the exercise to give a facelift to the community which is a known tourist destination.
“We embarked on this clean-up exercise to help improve Ada and surrounding communities. We are happy with the outcome, and participation was successful. We hope to undertake more and more of such activities,” Catherine Dela, one of the organisers told the B&FT.
A major concern of the community is the poor nature of roads in the community.
“This is a drawback on the development of the community. We intend to petition the Member of Parliament for Ada, Comfort Doyoe, as well as the District Assembly to get the road fixed,” said Gideon Aguh, a resident.
The road from Kasseh to Big-Ada through to Ada-Foah is in a very deplorable state and unmotorable anytime there is a downpour. This is affecting tourism revenue and commercial activities in the area.
“But we are worried about the state of the infrastructure leading up to the tourist facilities in the town. We are preparing to petition the authorities to help fix the situation, especially the roads leading up to these tourist sites,” he said.