PUBLIC INTEREST IN SANITATION ACTIVITIES NOT ENCOURAGING-ACCRA MAYOR

Source: AMA PR UNIT  |  Date Published: 04 Apr, 2017 12:51:19

  • PUBLIC INTEREST IN SANITATION ACTIVITIES NOT ENCOURAGING-ACCRA MAYOR
  • PUBLIC INTEREST IN SANITATION ACTIVITIES NOT ENCOURAGING-ACCRA MAYOR
  • PUBLIC INTEREST IN SANITATION ACTIVITIES NOT ENCOURAGING-ACCRA MAYOR
  • PUBLIC INTEREST IN SANITATION ACTIVITIES NOT ENCOURAGING-ACCRA MAYOR
  • PUBLIC INTEREST IN SANITATION ACTIVITIES NOT ENCOURAGING-ACCRA MAYOR
  • PUBLIC INTEREST IN SANITATION ACTIVITIES NOT ENCOURAGING-ACCRA MAYOR

The Metro Chief Executive (MCE) of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Hon. Mohammed Adjei Sowah has bemoaned the lack of public interest in sanitation activities and as such has called for a massive public awareness creation to boost communal engagement in clean-up exercises among city dwellers.

This came to light when he led a team from AMA last Saturday to engage in a series of clean – up exercise to mark the monthly National Sanitation Day (NSD) within the metropolis and to enhance the city’s preparedness for the raining season.

The team which included the Coordinating Director of the assembly Mr. Sam Ayeh-Datey and the Presiding Member Mr. Thomas Mustapha Ashong visited Odawna, Agbogboloshie and Abossey Okai where AMA officers joined residents in the area for the clean-up exercise. Aside Abossey Okai, where shops were closed and traders engaged themselves in the clean-up exercise, the other places visited recorded low public participation aside AMA staff and few volunteers seen engaging in activities to enhance the environmental condition in the communities.

As part of the AMA’s vision of ensuring proper sanitation, the MCE reiterated that he will introduce an effective public education programme that would stimulate attitudinal change among citizens of Accra before other actions take place. This, he also said would reduce flooding in the city since major choked gutters would be cleared to pave way for the rains to pass through when it rains.

Responding to a question posed by some journalists after the clean-up exercise on the removal of illegal structures by the assembly to be undertaken by the assembly as announced, Mr. Sowah assured that the AMA will follow due process to ensure the road map that has been initiated to remove unauthorized structures in some parts of the affected areas does not bring untold hardship to residents.

Adding that, his administration would introduce a holistic approach by engaging with various stakeholders of the city to comprehensively carry out the exercise.

He therefore entreated the people of Accra to practice proper sanitation and also adhere to the regulations of AMA to ensure a better city.

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