People today dwelling together the banking companies of the Odaw River at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra have been given a 48-hour ultimatum to transfer their makeshift buildings without delay or facial area eviction by the town authorities.
The directive is to aid the on-heading dredging will work in the Odaw by Dredge Masters Minimal (DML), which venture spans two several years.
Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, gave the ultimatum on Wednesday when he carried out an in depth tour of Accra as element of efforts to rid the city of filth, and to also guarantee that persons had been complying with the security protocols of the new coronavirus illness of 2019 (COVID-19).
He visited Circle, Avenor, Graphic Highway where he monitored on-heading dredging works in the Odaw and Korle Lagoon, and afterwards went to Teshie and other components of the city.
He was accompanied by some of his senior officers and the Operations Manager of DML, Sena Kofi Adiepenna.
He described as worrying the condition where people today were being repeatedly creating close to the drains of the Odaw.
“This [the dredging works] is finished each individual year and they [residents along the banks of the river] are thoroughly conscious of it. So we came in this article to remind them that they are suppose to eliminate their constructions together the financial institutions of the Odaw inside the upcoming 48 several hours or experience eviction by following 7 days,” the mayor directed.
The constant continue to be of persons along the banks of the Odaw river, he lamented, was earning it hard for DML to get the buffer for their heavy-responsibility products to navigate and have out dredging functions in the river.
He defined that the banking companies of the Odaw play a multi-goal purpose. And aside from facilitating navigation of heady-responsibility tools, it also serves as a buffer to allow for flood waters to move freely, he mentioned.
In accordance to Mayor Adjei Sowah, the dredging of the Odaw and Korle Lagoon shaped element of efforts by the condition to rid the money town of filth and generate a wholesome atmosphere for people.
Continuing, he claimed the deployment of navy and law enforcement personnel in Accra was to aid implement the environmental sanitation bye-laws.
“So we go round the metropolis and make positive that anywhere we find filth we inform the person to clear it. Failure to do that, our environmental officers will situation summons to you to confront prosecution in court docket,” he extra.
In addition, he mentioned his outfit with the support of the protection companies ended up imposing the donning of the nose mask. This, he averred, was the rationale driving the major presence of the military throughout the town who have been ensuring that people complied.
“This is an motion that we started out about two weeks in the past we are in our 3rd week, and we will go on to do so,” he firmly mentioned.
In accordance to him, the prevalence of the COVID-19 epidemic, especially inside of the Accra Metro, Madina, LADMA spot was quite high.
“And having appeared at the facts, we are focusing on people communities to make guaranteed that we lower the distribute in those parts, and that is why you see us in Klottey Korley as well within AMA, Madina, and then Teshie, LADMA and LEKMA locations,” he uncovered.
These locations, he intimated, constituted their key aim for implementing the ‘wear your nose mask.’
Mayor Adjei Sowah also exposed that summons have been issued to persons operating in incredibly unhygienic slaughter residences in Accra.
He claimed this really should serve as a warning to men and women who have turned their backyards into slaughter facilities.
In this regard, he recommended people today to use the solutions of the major slaughter dwelling in Tema.
“We cannot continue to live in a metropolis like this wherever folks would take in all way of meals that would result in problems for their tummy,” he mentioned.
The Operations Supervisor of Dredge Masters Restricted, Kofi Sena Adiepenna, lamented that the presence of squatters together the banking institutions of the Odaw which includes motorcycle and bicycle repairers, scrap sellers, cattle rearers was hampering their perform.
These folks, he indicated, had come to be a nuisance and were being blocking accessibility for their large-responsibility devices to have out dredging performs in the Odaw.
He, therefore, added his voice to the phone by the mayor on the persons living together the banking institutions of the Odaw to relocate.