- The Northern Regional Minster has set politics aside to keep the Northern Region clean
- Shani Alhassan Shaibu has embarked on the “Clean Northern Region” project
- Poor sanitation remains one of the challenges faced the Northern Region
The Northern Regional Minister lhaji Shani Alhassan Shaibu has vowed to resist any political interference which seeks to frustrate his work as he rolled out several measures to make Tamale clean.
According to him, operation “Clean orthern Region” is a project dear to his heart to eliminate filth, promote good sanitation and improved good health therefore any interference by politicians to obstruct his effort will be fiercely resisted.
Alhaji Shani assured his commitment to enforced the by-laws and crack the hip.
“I said this during the launch that I will not countenance any political interference, take it from me I do not think that issues of sanitation will come to my table and I will not treat it seriously,” if you break the law, the law must take its cause” he said.
Speaking to the media at the first clean up exercise to begin his agenda to keep the region clean Alhaji Shani said he has tasked all the various Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies and the security agencies in the region to make sure that the by-laws on sanitation are fully enforced to the latter.
The Minister last week declared the last Saturday of every month as Northern Region Sanitation Day with the first clean-up exercise starting today the 2 of May.
He said the authorities are in touch with Zoomlion to make available containers where people can always dump their rubbish.
The minister said peration “Clean Northern Region” has come to stay therefore no-one should be under ny illusion that this is just a nine day wonder.
In other news
International experts and media houses do not want the Akufo-Addo administration to appoint management of the yet-to-be established National Development Bank.
President Akufo-Addo secured a loan of €170m from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and other development partners to support the Bank. So far, Director of Financial Sector Division at the Finance Ministry, Sampson Akligoh, said the debt will be solely repaid by the bank.
The Editor-In-Chief of The Africa Report, Daniel Whitehouse, has called for the President not to be in charge of the appointment of board members for the bank. In fact, Daniel Whitehouse, argued that the National Development Bank needs “professional not political appointments”.
In May, the finance ministry agreed to a loan of €170m from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance a new national bank – the Development Bank of Ghana (DBG). The new institution, to be set up in July, is also backed by the World Bank and the German development bank KfW.
The National Development Bank will aim to tackle the challenge of long-term financing for industry and agriculture.
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