AMA, Military, Zoomlion Embarks On Public Education Ahead Of Sanitation Enforcement On Monday
A joint task force comprising officers from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and Zoomlion Ghana Limited have began a public awareness and sensitization program in the Central Business District (CBD) of Accra ahead of an enforcement exercise scheduled for Monday, June 20.
According to the team, the public awareness is to ensure compliance with sanitation by-laws and COVID-19 protocols in the city of Accra. ThinkNewsOnline has gathered that the yet-to-be held enforcement exercise whic is set for Monday, June 20 will ensure the maintenance and sustenance of good sanitation in the national capital, Accra and other regional capitals across the country.
The taskforce visited areas such as the new Aayalolo Transport Terminal opposite the Kinbu Senior High School, Tudu, Railways bus stop as well as CMB enclave to interact with traders, push kart operators, motorcyclist popularly known as "Okada" riders, forex operators, drivers as well as commuters among others to keep their surroundings clean at all times in accordance with the environmental by-laws of the city to avoid prosecution. Although the A.M.A collaborated with the Military and other security services embarked on a clean-up exercise in Accra, the sanitation situation in the nation's capital has still not seen any improvement.
The team said "So, we have come to inform you that from Monday, we will be here to monitor and enforce the bye-laws to ensure that the standards are adhered to and maintained. If we come and there is any refuse in front of your shop or where you trade, the law will deal with you"
The taskforce also used the opportunity to entreat those who were spotted without nose or face masks to put them on or buy one to curb the spread of the virus in the city. The sensitization is expected to continue throughout the week ahead of the enforcement exercise on Monday.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith