The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has officially inaugurated three Sanitation Committees to kick-start it’s ‘Think Clean Project’ in some major markets in the metropolis to improve sanitation.
The Project is a special initiative to ensure that all traders and persons doing business in the various commercial business centres pay a fee at the end of every month to dispose off the filth generated daily.
Speaking at an inaugural ceremony in Accra on Tuesday, the Mayor Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, said members of the Committees are tasked with the responsibility to identify and register all traders in their jurisdiction and agree on a fee to be paid daily to enable designated waste management companies employ sweepers as well as provide logistics for the Project.
He said the waste management companies are expected to also provide waste bins, tricycles, wheelbarrows, brooms, gloves as well as the workforce to clean their respective areas.
He said officers from the Public Health Division would be tasked to arrest all persons who fail to comply and cooperate with the Sanitation Committees in the various markets, adding that, residents who fail to keep their surroundings clean would also be arrested and prosecuted before the law courts.
“We cannot leave in a city described as filthy, it’s not good, I will not accept it, and I’m prepared to change it,” he noted, assuring that the Assembly will enforce all its bye laws to ensure a clean city.
The Committees made up of traders from Katamanton market, CMB – Abuja Market and Tema Station will work closely with Jekora Ventures Ltd and Metropolitan Waste and Allied Services (MWAS).
Source : Gilbert Ankrah