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AMA Street Sweepers tidy up Central Business District


On Sunday morning, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly's street sweepers embarked on their routine citywide clean-up operation to rid the city of litter and solid waste.

 Armed with brooms, they meticulously cleared litter and solid waste on principal streets across the city in their mission to maintain cleanliness.

From the thoroughfare surrounding the Kwame Nkrumah museum traffic lights to the Octagon, and back to the museum itself, to the iconic Derby Avenue stretching from the electricity office to Rawlings Park, Nkrumah Avenue, starting from WATO and continuing to the Railways traffic lights, each street received meticulous attention from the dedicated cleaning teams. 

The sweeping operation extended further along Kojo Thompson Road, traversing from King Tackie Tawiah II to the bustling Tudu traffic lights before veering onto Asafoatse Nettey Road as well as Selwyn Market Street. 

The Head of Public Affairs at the Accra Metropolitan, Mr Gilbert Ankrah, who was with the sweepers, said the Sunday sweeping was part of routine operations by the assembly to maintain a clean and hygienic environment for residents and visitors. 

He noted that through the street sweeping initiative by the Mayor of Accra, some 200 personnel from the sanitation department were deployed to sweep four major ceremonial streets, namely; John Evans Atta Mills High Street, Asafoatse Nettey Road, Kinbu Gardens through Octagon to Kinbu Gardens, and Circle to Kaneshie 1st Light. 

"Today's activity is another reflection of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly's unwavering commitment to maintaining a clean and hygienic urban environment for all residents and visitors. The mayor recognises the importance of proactive measures in preserving our city, and that is why the sweepers were mobilised to address littering and other related sanitation issues in the city, " he said. 

He noted that the Mayor aimed to inspire a culture of environmental responsibility and civic pride among residents. "Together, we can make Accra a model city for cleanliness and sustainability, setting an example for others to follow," he emphasised.

He urged all residents and traders to support ongoing efforts to promote a culture of cleanliness and environmental stewardship by refraining from littering the streets, engaging in indiscriminate dumping, or giving their waste to junkies adding that these actions not only tarnish the aesthetics of the environment but also pose serious health and environmental hazards. 

"Let us take pride in our city by properly disposing of our waste in designated bins and supporting recycling efforts. By working together, we can ensure a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future for Accra," he said.  

Some commuters expressed how inspiring it was to see the streets being cleaned with dedication, even on a Sunday.