Ghana is clean today as compared to two years ago and this is as a result of proper and strategic sanitation measures put in place by government, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Korley Klottey in the Greater Accra Region has claimed.
Speaking on Yensempa on Onua FM on Thursday, Nii Adjei Tawiah maintained that Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs) have worked incredibly to attain this height.
He told host Nana Yaw Opare that even though there are a lot more work to be done, he is assertive government has won the fight against filth in the country especially in the Greater Accra Region.
“Sanitation is a major problem especially in the central business district areas, but we have worked extremely hard to achieve a constant improvement and therefore I can say Ghana is much clean than two years ago.
“We still have problems coming in from time to time but you could attest to the fact that the cities are clean now and that confirms my position,” he stressed.
The former New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairman for Klottey Korley Constituency lauded government for providing waste bins at vantage points to collect debris despite being livid at how people carry garbage from their homes into the bins.
He blamed hawkers and traders for dumping refuse at waste bin points and equally cautioned them to desist from such act or face the full rigours of the law if caught.
He entreated them to register with the Assembly or any private waste management company in managing waste from shops and homes instead of engaging unapproved persons.
Nii Adjei Tawiah also revealed that the Korley Klottey Municipal Assembly has begun profiling and engaging market leaders and hawkers selling on the streets in managing their waste and he is optimistic very soon heaps of refuse found in the central business district would be a thing of the past.
By Maxwell Otoo|Onua 95.1FM|3news.com|Ghana