Amsterdam, May 23, 2018 – The president of Sierra Leone recently announced the implementation of a national cleanup day. The National Cleaning Day had its first edition on May 5th, and will henceforth take place on the first Saturday of each month. This is one of the first actions President Julius Maada Bio has pursued in his new role. 

One of the largest problems over there is that ditches and drainage canals become clogged with plastic, which causes continuous flooding. Another important goal of the initiatives to improve hygiene. Check out this clip on the very first Cleanup Day:
A commenter from Sierra Leone expresses the importance of this “imposed cleanup day”. Citizens of this country tend to put their faith into the hands of the government, but this passive attitude is broken with initiatives such as the cleanup day; the campaign brings together people who will make their own environment habitable again”.