AMA strikes to curb insanitary condition

Accra, The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in collaboration with the Ghana Police have embarked on a special decongestion exercise to curb insanitary condition in the central business centre in Accra and its environs.

They also closed shops whose frontage were found to be filthy and arrested some recalcitrant drivers who have packed their vehicles on pavements.

Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive who led the Special Taskforce, told the Ghana News Agency that the exercise was designed for areas where traders have encroached on pavements, putting pedestrians’ lives in danger and causing vehicular traffic in the metropolis.

Areas hardly hit by congestions are Makola, Tema Station, Okaishie and Kwame Nkrumah Circle, and the exercise was to raise awareness in the areas for the people to change the face of the environment, he said.

Mr Adjei Sowah Reminded the people that a clean and healthy environment is the surest guarantee of good health and urged them to keep their surroundings clean.

He said: I will ensure that this exercise of promoting good health along the streets will be sustained and maintained to create a clean and healthy environment in Accra.

He said the AMA had been applauded for the bold measures taken about the decongestion, meaning that, this is what the people are looking for and we will make sure to sustain it.

After 8 hours on the streets, it is clear that I have passion and commitment for the job. The streets are going to be an extension of my office because the action is on the field and not in the office.

The MCE said there was going to be no turning back since the exercise had come to stay to ensure discipline in city.

They gave a hint of moving to Agbogbloshie and Kaneshie Market, especially the footbridge and Abeka Lapaz on Thursday.

Source: Ghana News Agency


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