Samuel Galley, Ho Municipal Environmental Health Officer, has called for a youth-led approach to redeem the country from its current attitude towards sanitation.
He said there are ways to involve the youth in the modern management processes of waste separation and recycling.
Mr Galley was speaking in Ho at the launch of a youth in sanitation programme conference, dubbed the GLOPA EcoSan Conference.
The event on the theme: “Sanitation Management, a Shared Responsibility”, was organised in Ho by the Global Peace Advocacy (GLOPA), an NGO.
Mr Galley said seeing people throw garbage on the streets and alleys where garbage bins have been placed was heart-breaking.
Mr Dodzi Gidisu, Executive Director of GLOPA, said students are targets of the sanitation campaign and GLOPA, through a series of durbars of students and pupils, would send the message across.
Mr Jacob Shamatey, National Coordinator of the GLOPA Sanitation and Schools Campaign, said GLOPA Sanitation clubs would be established in all target schools.
He said GLOPA is envisaged a revolution in waste management sweeping across homes where young people could even make compost from garbage.
Mr Emmanuel Bedzra, Member of Parliament for Ho-West, a Patron of GLOPA, said waste in many parts of the world is regarded as wealth and an area that provides many jobs for people.