Popular Ghanaian pathologist and politician, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, has urged to the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) to appoint dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale as sanitation ambassadors.
He is of the ardent view that these dancehall artistes can use their influence to educate the youth on the importance of good sanitation.
He argued that the massive followership of both artistes can be leveraged by the NCCE in their fight against filth.
Prof Akosa made these comment during a recent submission to pupils of the Nima Cluster of Schools, as part of the citizenship week celebration of the NCCE.
“So, if you can imagine Shatta, Stonebwoy, two of them, and they are telling children of this country that: ‘Hey, if we can begin to package all the litter that we all produce, then this country will have a very clean environment. There’ll be no flies, there’ll be no germs, there’ll be no disease, the air will be clean and all of us will grow to become very responsible citizens’, so says Shatta Wale and so says Stonebwoy.
So, Shatta Wale of the Shatta Movement and Stonebwoy of the Bhim Nation, they will be speaking to all you young people of this country, will that not be a good thing? I think the only person who can do that is Madam Josephine Nkrumah.”, he said.