- Making Accra one of the cleanest cities on the African continent, according to the Sanitation Minister, has been achieved by 85 percent
- Cecilia Abena Dapaah revealed that when the lockdown was imposed the president's 2017 vision was achieved by 100 percent
- She added that the dirt started emerging when the restrictions were eased
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Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has revealed that making Accra the cleanest city in Africa has been achieved by 85 percent.
According to her, when the lockdown was imposed in Accra and certain parts of the country, 100 percent sanitation was achieved, but the dirt started emerging when the restrictions were eased.
She made this known while speaking to the media as part of a sanitation tour and cleanup exercise in parts of Maamobi in Accra on Tuesday, August 11.
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In her grading of the government's efforts to make Accra the cleanest city she said, “I will give it 85 percent because at the end of the day you saw the 100 percent we did during the lock down."
Dapaah revealed that when Ghanaians do things right, like putting rubbish in the right places, the city will be cleaner and better.
“When we don’t do these things, throw garbage into the drains the drains will be clearer, neater and our homes also will be clean because the Assembly will send the Abobyaa’s (tricycles) round to pick the waste that is what we want."
In 2017, President Akufo-Addo declared his government’s intention of making Accra the cleanest city on the African continent by the end of his first term.
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Meanwhile, in a bid to ensure sanitation and cleanliness, a multi-talented Ghanaian creative and engineer, Frank Darko, has come out with yet another mindblowing invention that is set to make sweeping very easy and fun at the same time.
The Takoradi-based engineer has invented a tricycle that he calls the "Sweeping Bicycle" which, just as its name suggests, sweeps as you ride it.
According to him, Ghana had become so engulfed in filth and he wanted to come up with a cost-effective and efficient device that can deal with the dirt issue in the country.
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