Mayor Sackey meets task force ahead of clean-up exercise


The Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly(AMA), Hon Elizabeth Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey has met with the task force of the AMA to gear them up ahead of the upcoming clean-up exercise and ensure strict compliance.


As part of preparations for the clean-up exercise scheduled for tomorrow September 3rd, the AMA boss met with the task force of the Assembly at the city hall to discuss the best measures that could be put in place and also brief them in detail on what is expected of them during the clean-up exercise.


In her introductory address, the Mayor of Accra, Hon Elizabeth K.T. Sackey encouraged the officers to supervise the clean-up exercise with utmost diligence and caution adding that, there was the need for maximum cooperation of market women and city dwellers in the metropolis.


She also charged them to ensure there's strict compliance with regard to the Assembly’s directive for traders within the Assembly’s jurisdiction to close their shops during the exercise.


However, the female Mayor of Accra also used the medium to call on all traders as well as city dwellers to comply and take part in the clean-up exercise as scheduled (tomorrow 6 am-10 am) adding that persons who refuse to clean their frontages would be punished according to the Assembly’s sanitation bye-law and the Operation Clean Your Frontage bye-law.


Also speaking at the brief meeting with the task force officers, Presiding Member for the AMA and Assembly member for Avenor Electoral Area, Hon Alfred Adjei, urged the task force officers to all endeavour to engage in the clean-up exercise come tomorrow and also charged them to implement the Assembly’s sanitation bye-laws.


Following a press release from the Assembly, city dwellers, as well as shop owners and business entities within the Assembly’s jurisdiction (Ashiedu-Keteke, Ablekuma South, and Okaikoi South Sub-Metropolitan Districts), are expected to close all shops and also participate in the clean-up exercise.


The clean-up exercise forms part of continuous measures to clean the city and also promote the Operation Clean Your Frontage initiative which is championed by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council(GARCC).