Ghanaian musician David Kafui Kumodji, popularly known as Togbe Ghana has revealed his reason for cleaning beaches in Ghana.
Talking about what inspired him to carry on with the project, he mentioned that about 3 years ago, it came to his notice that Ghana is blessed with many resources but some people were trying to destroy them.
Hence, his decision to come out with this project.
He stated that the whole aim of the project is to keep the country and its environs clean starting from the beaches.
Speaking to Linzy Joy (LJ) on Y107.9 FM’s ‘Wake N Bake’ he said, “I am a beach lover and I love to perform at the beach; after a performance one day, I noticed a lot of plastic waste and trash all over the beach and even at the shores so I came up with this project to create awareness and for people to know how best to protect our natural resources”.
He went on to say that, as part of creating awareness for the project he also released a song titled, ‘Keep Ghana Clean’ to help him send out the message to all Ghanaians.
“So far, we have worked on almost all the beaches in Accra from Labadi beach, Nungua, Labone, Akuma village beach, Dansoman beach amongst many others. The whole point is start from Accra and gradually spread to the other parts of the country” he stated.
Listing some of his achievements so far, he shared that he and his team have been able to put together a sorting centre at the Accra art centre beach and, “Every last Saturday of every month, we try to clean up the beach and sort out the plastics, aluminum cans and bottle”.
He explained that these plastic wastes are used to recycle the plastics into pavement blocks and is looking forward to using the blocks to pave the hospitals and schools in the country.
“Our main focus is to know how best to reuse and recycle plastics and aluminum cans and bottles for our benefit” he stated.
He advocated for people to protect our environment and try to limit the use and disposal of plastics and also, “try to avoid pollution because we are the environment and we’re what we want our environment to be so we should take care of our environment. It’s high time we change the environment to what we want it to be”.
By: Gyamfuah Owusu-Ackom