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"Tackle Sanitation Problem" – Oko Vanderpuije To New Mayor Of Accra

A former Mayor of Accra, Dr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has charged the newly-nominated Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Madam Elizabeth Sackey to deal with the sanitation problem facing the capital city.

Mr. Vanderpuije who is also a lawmaker for Ablekuma South believes that Ms. Sackey has the competence to execute the mandate given to him by the President.

One of the things she has to do is to deal with “the sanitation problem in Accra,” he told journalists on Monday, September 20.

The Former Deputy Greater Accra Region Minister has been named for the position of the Chief Executive of the Accra AMA pending approval by assembly members.

She replaces Mr. Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah who was the Accra Mayor during President Akufo-Addo’s first term.

Local Government Minister Mr. Dan Botwe officially released the list of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) on Sunday, September 19 at a press conference in Accra.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had the vision to make Accra the neatest and best city in Africa by the end of his first term of office.

“The commitment we are making and which I want you all to take with me is that by the time we end our four-year [First] term, Accra is going to be the cleanest city in Africa,” Mr. Akufo-Addo pledged.

The President made the pledge in an address he delivered in 2017 after he had been installed a chief by the people of Jamestown and the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council under the title Nii Kwaku Abladey Okudzeaman I, to wit: ‘Royal Warrior who champions the welfare of his people.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana



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