Accra In Progress To Becoming Cleanest City In Africa – Cecila Dapaah

Minister designate for Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs. Cecilia Dapaah, says the plan for making Accra the cleanest city is still in progress.

Though the target of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa is missing, according to her, the target was yet to be achieved because “when you start a process, it takes time to yield results.”

President Akufo-Addo in 2017 declared his government’s intention to make Accra the cleanest on the continent by the end of his first term in office.

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Appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, Mrs Dapaah said, “Accra is on course to become the cleanest city that the President said in absolute terms. I think we are on course looking at what we started doing and what I continued from my colleague.”

According to her, some government interventions such as the provision of dustbins on roadsides were key to achieving the target.

“Most important of all we have also through the GAMA [Greater Accra Metropolitan Area] project provided 3,300 household toilets. That is also part of the cleanliness projects we have undertaken,” she added.

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Mrs. Dapaah,  said the government attained the goal to make Accra the cleanest City during the lockdown. She added that the filth started showing up after the were no restrictions.

Mrs. Dapaah further noted that a Sanitation Fund would aid efforts to make Ghana as a whole cleaner if there is a support by from government.

“We are proposing that there should be a Sanitation Fund, either supplied by the government of Ghana or through a Sanitation Levy so that we will be well-equipped financially to take care of the gap in the financing of sanitation in this country.”

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