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AMA holds joint meeting with Zoomlion and Trash Masters to discuss alternative measures to solve waste management challenges in the city


The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has organized a joint meeting with Zoomlion and Trash Masters to discuss the commencement of a waste management initiative to enhance sanitation and beautification in the Central Business District (CBD).

The meeting, organised on Thursday, 23rd May 2024, at the City Hall, sought to outline a comprehensive plan to tackle waste management challenges by assembling resources and equipment for the smooth implementation of the operation and ensuring the safety of personnel for the exercise.

According to the plan, sanitation officers of the Assembly and street sweepers would be deployed into the CBD to embark on periodic clean-up exercises and desilting works to prevent the adverse effects of perennial rainfall and to rid the city centre of filth.

The Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Hon. Elizabeth K.T. Sackey, in her remarks, announced plans to hold a press conference with key stakeholders to instruct traders and commuters to engage in periodic cleanup exercises and abide by the “Operation Clean Your Frontage” initiative.

She emphasised the importance of enforcing the AMA sanitation by-laws to remind traders and residents of the sanctions for non-participation to ensure compliance.

Mayor Sackey said AMA was committed to ensuring that the exercise was efficiently and effectively carried out; hence, she was making significant strides in the provision of necessary tools. Additionally, she noted that the Assembly was coordinating with the Ghana Fire Service to ensure the free flow of water in the drains.

The Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, highlighted the importance of the collaboration with the Assembly and Trash Masters, insisting that it was a pivotal step towards improving sanitation and beautification in Accra.

He commended the Mayor for her leadership and commitment towards the realization of the President’s vision of a clean Accra for residents.

He awarded the Parks and Gardens Department of AMA a contract to undertake a green plan for landscape beautification across the metropolis.

Mr Agyepong disclosed that the plan, which involves planting flowers and ornamentals in open spaces, aims to maintain the parks and gardens to enhance the city’s green spaces.