One 31st October, 2014, the then-President John Dramani Mahama announced the commencement of the National Sanitation Day.
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The National Sanitation Day, observed on the first Saturday of every month, was a response to a cholera outbreak across the country.
However, it seems with a change in government comes a change in policy.
According to a report by GhanaWeb.com, the first Saturday of every month will no longer be observed as a National Sanitation Day as the veep, Mahamadu Bawumia has revealed the government's intention to make the first Saturday of every month a 'National Keep Fit Day'.
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"We are commemorating Ghana @60 and today we are doing a health walk. I want you all to give yourself a clap for a very productive walk. You’ve done very well. We have walked and we have shown that we as a nation want to be healthy," Bawumia announced.
Dr. Bawumia was addressing a gathering at the end of the ’Ghana @60 Health Walk’ as he touched on the need for the Ghanaian populace to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy living.
According to the VEEP the turnout for the walk is a reflection of the willingness of Ghanaians to remain healthy.
"That’s the message, if we are healthy in body, we will be healthy in mind and we will able to move this country forward. This walk will not be a one-off thing, the first Saturday of every month will be observed as a fitness day".
The Ghana @60 health walk forms part of activities lined up to celebrate Ghana’s 60th anniversary.