The Merry Villas District (MVD) of the Church of Pentecost would organize a massive clean-up exercise at the Salaga Market in Accra tomorrow Febuary 23, 2019.
The exercise which is in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Zoomlion seeks to complement government’s efforts of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa.
Elder Solomon Nettey, Chairman of the MVD Environmental Care Committee, disclosed this at the launch of the Environmental Care Campaign in Accra on Friday, dubbed ‘Environmental Care Campaign—My Environment, My Responsibility.
The Salaga Market is one of the major markets located near Wato in the Central Business District (CBD) of the Accra Metropolis within Ashiedu Keteke sub-metro and has an area size of about 4.74 acres.
Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah who was the special guest of honour stressed the need for collaboration between all stakeholders to make the city clean.
“The Pentecost church is playing their part to keep the environment clean and this is the collaboration we are talking about. Other religious groups and institutions must emulate this action and get involved to keep our environment clean," he said.
He expressed concerns over the bad attitudes towards the environment and the manner and way in which citizens litter the streets and urged all and sundry to be responsible.
"Why should we make it a habit of littering the environment with the mindset that it is others responsibility to clean," he questioned.
He admonished city dewllers to avoid littering and indiscriminate dumping of refuse at unauthorised places to keep to city clean adding that, littering would always demand regular sweeping and clean up exercise.
He also noted that government has subsidised the one household one toilet facility from GH¢2,100 to between GH¢1,100 and GH¢600 and urged all landlords to take advantage of the opportunity to own a portable place of convenience rather than use the beaches and gutters.