The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will on Saturday, hold a general clean-up exercise as part of its National Sanitation Campaign (NSC) for Environmental Sanitation Day.
In a statement, Mr. Sam Ayeh-Datey, the Metro Co-ordinating Director said, sanitary inspectors (Saman Saman) would ensure that all is prepared for the exercise.
The officers would also visit households and business centres to ensure that every one adheres to the call.
“There will be a vigorous enforcement of the AMA [Environmental Sanitation Day], Bye-laws, 1995. Shops, Markets and other commercial activities must remain closed between the hours of 6:00 am and 10:00 am”, the statement read.
The bye-law also compels transport operators to conduct a general cleaning of all lorry parks and bus stations thus bringing to a halt movement of vehicles except those of emergency and security services.
In accordance with the exercise, “all Residents, Departments and Agencies, Corporate Organizations, Markets, Drivers, Opinion Leaders, Traditional Authorities, Teachers, Students and Pupils are enjoined to come out with their cleansing tools to clean their respective communities, places of work, homes and surroundings.”
The AMA is calling on all residents, traders and transport operators to clean their environs and assist the AMA achieve the President’s vision of “Making Accra the Cleanest City in Africa”.
Sanitary inspectors are expected to issue notices to people who are found guilty of not participating in the clean-up exercise.
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