Bishop Duncan’s Sanitation Campaign Benefits District #6’s Marketplaces


A move to sensitize vendors about the significance of sanitation at marketplaces by Friends of Bishop Augustus Y. Duncan has aided Montserrado County’s district #6 three renowned markets. 

   “This district is very dirty, and there is a concern for sanitation,” Bishop Duncan told the cheerful market women. “This is why we step out in the environment to sensitize the people about sanitation because, if our markets are clean, there will be no need for people to go to the hospital.”

   Starting with the sanitation campaign at the VOA Market with his friends, Bishop Duncan told the market women there that his group is established to benefit the people of the district and would not let them down. He presented an envelope sealed with an unspecified amount to them, came to Rehab Market and ELWA Markets and did the same presentation as an empowerment gesture for them to purchase sanitation tools and clean up.

   “We have to make sure we facilitate the project because when the market is safe the food will be safe,” Bishop Duncan said. He restated the great impact sanitation has on human society.  “If we prioritize sanitation, diseases like cholera and malaria would be 100% eradicated.”

   The movement is not limited to sanitation alone; it aims further at taking street children and sending them to school. It has two high schools, one at VOA and the other at Mount Barclay.

   “Getting children from the streets is our concern, and we have come with this message,” the Bishop said. “We respect education.”

   In separate acceptance speeches, the superintendents of the markets, Mathaline Smith, VOA, Kolu Tengbeh, Rehab, and Mary Musa David, ELWA, thanked Bishop Duncan and pledged their unflinching support for any future initiative. They promised to use the funds for the sanitation purpose.

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