All hands on deck to make Accra cleanest city in Africa - Mayor appeals

All hands on deck to make Accra cleanest city in Africa - Mayor appeals

The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah has called on the media and Ghanaians in general to work hand-in-hand with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to help achieve the government’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa.

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According to him, government is the only party that should tackle the sanitation issue in Accra but rather the sanitation challenges in the city require an “all hands on deck “ approach.

Speaking to JoyNews, the Accra Mayor said despite the effective law enforcement regime of the Assembly, it cannot do much if persons who flout sanitation bye-laws are not reported to the appropriate authority.

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“Once you are able to spot people who bring domestic waste and dump them into roadside bins, the full rigour of the law will arrest them,” he added.

President Nana Akufo-Addo joined the Accra Mayor to declare war on filth in Ghana.

The two also promised to make Ghana the cleanest city in Africa about two years ago. Yet the sanitation situation in the city keeps getting worse.

Sowah is unfazed. He is hopeful a partnership with the media and the public would produce the needed results in the area of sanitation.

Government is however scheduled to introduce a National Sanitation Authority Bill to parliament soon.

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In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo says his travels round the country indicate Ghanaians are happy with the NPP government and want to give the party a second chance.

Addressing the NPP’s Delegates’ Conference, Nana Addo said the party already has the support of majority of the people ahead of election 2020.

“What I have seen, which encourages me, is the strong support of the Ghanaian people for the work that we have done. All over the country, everywhere that I go, I am being met by large crowds of enthusiastic people. They are the one who began the cry: “four more for Nana.”

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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