The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in collaboration with the Ga Traditional Council and Zoomlion Ghana Limited will on Saturday 15th May organise a clean-up in Ga Mashie in Accra as part of activities leading to the celebration of the Homowo Festival.
The AMA boss made this known at a meeting with District Police Commanders in the Accra metropolis and members of the Ga Traditional Council on Monday to formally introduce the men in uniform to discuss issues on the ban on drumming and noise-making as well as the upcoming clean-up exercise.
The clean-up exercise follows an appeal made by the Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayibonte II, during the launch of a year-long sanitation awareness campaign by the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) in collaboration with the waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
He noted that the Assembly wants to take advantage of the solemnity during the period of the ban on drumming and noise-making to clean up Ga Mashie in preparation for the Homowo Festival adding that the exercise would begin at 6 am with all participants converging at the forecourt of the Gbese Mantse Palace.
He stressed the need for the involvement of the traditional and community leaders in the area to ensure success and appeal for the Council's commitment and support towards the exercise.
He assured that all logistics needed for the exercise had been arranged and were ready and appealed to the Chiefs to help mobilise residents in the community to come out in their numbers for the exercise.
The Sempe Mantse, and the Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Adote Otintor II, expressed his commitment towards the clean-up exercise and directed the Asafoatse of Ga State to rally the youth behind the exercise.
He also appealed to the Police to help manage congestion in the city, especially during the festive season.