The Sanitation Ministry has intensified its efforts to make certain that drains in the national cash, Accra, are rid of plastics and other solid squander to aid the circulation of water.
Talking to a cross-part of journalists yesterday just after an evaluation tour of some of the main drains in Accra, the sector Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, spelled out that the physical exercise was to help rid the Accra drains of plastics and allow for for effortless move of water.
“…we are performing sanitation or cleaning each day but some issues like blocking the drains grow to be a even bigger problem for people, as a result the existence of Zoomlion and the military to evaluate the condition. So we arrived right here [Kawukudi in Accra] to assess the situation and make positive the drains are rid of these plastics,” she stated.
Clean up Accra Job
The physical exercise, beneath the Thoroughly clean Accra Task, is a collaboration involving the Sanitation Ministry, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, the municipal assemblies, and a group of armed forces personnel.
The exercising took the minister to Kawukudi in the Ayawaso East Municipal and also the Ayawaso North Municipal, all in the Higher Accra Location.
In accordance to her, if the drains were being not rid of strong waste (plastics), entry of uncomplicated circulation of h2o would be challenging, which will grow to be breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other vector transmitting brokers.
She went on to add that the workout was also aimed at preventing cholera and the outbreak of other disorders.
“So we want to avert cholera, malaria and other disorders that may well crack out and at the same time sensitise the residents to cleanse their environment since it is their major accountability,” she said.
Minister lashes out recalcitrants
Mrs Dapaah lashed out at residents who experienced cultivated that practice of gathering waste from their residences and dumping them into the drains, describing these types of citizens as “irresponsible.”
She warned in opposition to dumping refuse into the drains to ensure that they are “neater, clearer.
She claimed, refraining from throwing garbage into the drains, would see the assemblies send tricycles round to acquire refuse in the many municipalities.
To this close, Madam Dapaah indicated that her outfit endorses the Environmental Company Suppliers Agency (ESPA) Ghana policy of “One Property A person Bin, urging ESPA to carry on with the programme.
“We endorse the ESPA plan 110% of One particular Household One particular Bin,” she averred.
When questioned about her assessment of the performance of the district assemblies in the Thoroughly clean Accra Job, she explained however the operate was not straightforward, they desired to be applauded.
Nonetheless, she stressed that apart from sensitising and persuading people to be conscious of their environs, “the clearest and least difficult way was for all of us to get a bin.”
She also applauded the purpose of the media in making sure that the cash metropolis was normally clean up.