The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources will undertake a three-day clean-up exercise of Accra and Kumasi, beginning Friday, April 3.
The exercise will be carried out by the Ministry in collaboration with the metropolitan and municipal assemblies within the two jurisdictions and the Environmental Service Providers Association led by Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
The clean-up exercise has been scheduled to come off at a time when the two cities have been on lockdown, for two weeks.
It is in support of efforts by government to fight against the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), a statement issued by the Ministry said.
The exercise will focus on desilting all gutters, collecting and disposing of refuse from homes, public places, markets and lorry parks and emptying of street litter bins.
“Meanwhile, all other metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) throughout the country are to ensure continuous cleaning of their respective jurisdictions,” the statement signed by Noah Tumfo, Chief Director at the Ministry, said.
Ghanaians have also been urged to keep their homes and immediate surroundings clean at all times “and refrain from indiscriminate littering and disposal of refuse”.
“This is in line with the directive of the President, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to adopt all the necessary measures including the observation of all the hygiene and safety protocols outlined by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to contain further spread of the pandemic.”