Fact Check: Sanitation Minister's claims that Accra is 85% the cleanest city in Africa false

Fact Check: Sanitation Minister's claims that Accra is 85% the cleanest city in Africa false

The Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, earlier claim's that the President's vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa is false.

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According to her, the vision of the president of making Accra the cleanest city has been achieved by 85%.

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."

Fact Check: Sanitation Minister's claims that Accra is 85% the cleanest city in Africa false

Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah Source: UGC
Source: UGC

Speaking to the media as part of a sanitation tour and cleanup exercise in parts of Maamobi in Accra on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Cecilia Dapaah made these claims.

YEN.com.gh has come to understand that the claims made by the Sanitation Minister is false.

According to her, when the restriction on movement was announced for 3 weeks by the president, the city was 100 percent clean.

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This statement could be true because there was little or no human activity around the central business district of Accra.

But for her to say the city is still 85% clean after the restrictions were lifted is a complete hoax.

The Central Business District of Accra seems to be engulfed with filth and choked drains.

Speaking of choked drains, the Odaw river at circle was and is still choked with filth even when the restriction on movement was announced and subsequently lifted .

The Kaneshie Market is no different from the Makola Market, Malata Market, Agbogbloshie market and other parts of Accra as those places still have heaps of rubbish sitting around.

These major places in Accra being engulfed with filth and choked pungent drains, does not make the claims of the Sanitation Minister true.

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In other news, 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.

Dapaah revealed that when Ghanaians do things right, like putting rubbish in the right places, the city will be cleaner and better.

She said: “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.

Read more: https://yen.com.gh/166263-making-accra-cleanest-city-africa-achieved-85---sanitation-minister.html

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