Accra Mayor inaugurates sanitation committee

Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has said the legal and regulation frameworks of the Assembly would be firmly enforced.

He said this was to ensure compliance and acceptable behaviour in the city.

Dr Vanderpuije said this when he inaugurated in each of the 11 Sub-Metropolitan Assemblies, a seven-member Sanitation Standard Implementation Committee to help curb insanitary conditions in the metropolis.

He said sanitation in Accra was in crisis and called for pragmatic steps to deal with it hence the need to rekindle the efforts of all health officers in the sub-metros and the committee members to take serious steps to implement to the letter the Assembly bye-laws.

He said all Metropolitan Directors had been directed to ensure prosecution of offenders in their localities to curb the practice of indiscriminate dumping of refuse into drains.

“Now that we have no problem with landfill site to dump refuse, lifting of containers to avoid the situation of littering had also been taking care of, we have no excuse anymore,” he said.

“Let us remember that we are all involved in the creation of refuse in the metropolis, it is a shared responsibility to ensure that Accra is cleaner than before.”

Dr Vanderpuije said refuse bins would be given to households free of charge” and added “We cannot continue to build beautiful millennium schools, bridges, hospitals but have refuse in our midst.” GNA

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