Mr Kenneth Asare, Technical and Operations Manager of Zoom Alliance, has urged authorities to be proactive and enforce bye laws on sanitation in the country.
Mr Asare said if individuals found culpable of indiscriminate disposal of refuse were punished it would serve as a deterrent to others.
He said this on Saturday during a tour of the second phase of a sanitation campaign dubbed “Special Drain Distilling Exercise” in some parts of Accra.
He said Zoom Alliance, in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, on September 7 launched the first phase of the campaign dubbed “One Month Intensive Clean-up Exercise in Accra”.
Mr Asare said the regional exercise, which covered Accra Metropolitan Assembly and some of the Municipal and District Assemblies, focused on selected market places used as refuse collection and communities with heaps of refuse.
He said the second phase started last week would last three weeks and focus on identified drains in some parts of the city to be distillated.
Mr Asare said the exercise would also reclaim the evacuated lands by filling them with laterite and maintaining security presence to deter people from indiscriminate dumping of refuse after the exercise.
He said last week the exercise witnessed a practical field work by the officers of the Zoom Alliance in cleaning and desilting Castle road in Osu, Landing Market in Jamestown and the Mallam Market.
Mr Asare said so far their outfit had got rid of 70 per cent of the plastic waste in the drain at the Landing Market and expressed the hope to finish it by the close of Monday, December 16.
Nene Azu, Chief of Mudor in Jamestown, commended Zoom Alliance and said their involvement had changed the environment in the area. GNA