President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is on record to have stated that he intends to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa by the end of his first tenure in 2010.
Much as one does not intend to doubt the President’s claim, one is compelled to say that this is a daunting task, considering the state of filth currently in Accra.
Among the places that need serious attention in fighting filth, is the “Tema Station”, a popular lorry station opposite the National Lotteries Authority (NLA).
Imbibed with lots of activities and influx of people on daily basis, the station is not only characterized with filth, but also has chocked and smelly gutters.
To make bad worse, just at the right hand side of the right exit point of the station is a heap of refuse, which is mostly left unattended to for weeks.
Meanwhile right behind this heap of refuse is a popular chop bar with high patronage. Both patrons and keepers of the bar complain bitterly about the presence of this “borla”. The plight of this chop bar is not isolated since there are spots of chop bars around. So also are lotto kiosks.
All efforts made by The New Independent to locate the people responsible for depositing refuse there have proved futile.
We are therefore using this medium to call on the appropriate authorities to act on this filth situation at the Tema Station in Accra before it generates into a major epidemic for the people.
Source: The New Independent