AMA equips street sweepers to clean Accra

04.Sep.2018

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has provided additional working tools for its "street sweepers" to enhance their visibility and operation.

The items include branded tricycles, waste collection sacks, branded reflectors and waste pickers.

The sweepers who were spotted in their AMA branded reflectors on Saturday along ceremonial and some major streets namely the Independence Avenue, John Evans Atta Mill High Street, John Agyekum Kufour Avenue, Dr. Busia Avenue, Asafoatse Nettey Street, Lutterodt Street and Mortuary Road engaged in cleaning activities such as weeding road medians, sweeping kerbs and streets as well as desilting gutters and drains as part of a routine exercise started by the AMA dubbed "Clean Accra Project".

The cleaning activities which lasted for about four hours were concurrently done in all the six (6) sub metros of AMA (Ashiedu Keteke,Osu Klottey,Ablekuma South,Ablekuma Central,Okai koi South and Ayawaso Central.)

In an interaction with the Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah who was on the field to verify the efficiency of the new strategy being implemented said the Assembly has embarked on synchronized activities all targeted at realizing the President's vision of a clean Accra.

These activities he said include, enforcement of the by-laws, public education to encourage attitudinal change and the provision of logistics and equipment.

He revealed that the AMA would sustain the exercise and advised city dwellers and commuters to support the vision by engaging in environmentally friendly activities and exhibiting a high sense of discipline.

He pointed out that environmental cleanliness was a joint responsibility of city authorities and citizens adding that "respect for sanitation is a civic responsibility."

He urged citizens to play their part by ensuring that they do not litter the streets, dump refuse into drains and dispose refuse indiscriminately.