Clean Ghana Club Talks Tough …Wants the President, MMDCE’s To Fight Filth
Clean Ghana Club, a Non-governmental organization has urged President Akufo-Addo to demonstrate in practical terms his commitment to fighting insanitary issues in the country.
According to the organization, dirt is still a problem militating against the development of the nation despite efforts aimed at the menace.
“We recognize Government’s efforts in the aspect to address the sin of sanitation and dirt in Ghana. The general situation, however, still remains undesirable and needs a more pragmatic approach to address this menace.
”Sanitation continues to permeate all sectors of society and the attitudes and actions that breed it seem to be consciously endorsed or unconsciously accepted as the norm. The immorality of sanitation maters which ignore the ethical code of life is on the rise in our country.” a statement signed by Mr Prince Asiedu, Founder and President detailed.
”Henceforth, we are going to take the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) on if they do not implement the bye-laws particularly the sanitation bye laws. Today, we are in this country when lawless citizens just litter anyhow and go escort free without being penalized.
”The country has become so dirty in a way that every corner you pass you see filth and why won’t flooding swallow us. The little rain fall you see flooding all over the country. There are a lot of citizens who dump their waste into our river bodies and gutters which get them choked and when it rains the place becomes flooded, reiterated. We used to have sanitation guards popularly known as Town counsel who walk on the streets and homes and summon those recalcitrant citizens who litter the environment but today we can’t find them anymore. The question is where are they now?” the statement further added.
Bye laws Implementation
The statement further urged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to as a matter of urgency implement the sanitation bye laws with immediate.
”Clean Ghana advocate MMDCEs to implement the bye laws immediately, particularly, the sanitation bye laws and arrest and prosecute the lawless sanitation offences to face the full vigorous of the law. To reiterate, no mercy should be attached to the lawless sanitation offences who litter anyhow.
”Furthermore, the sanitation guards should be brought back to work and summon the lawlessness citizenry and also, hand them over to the prosecutors to prosecute them and we believe that it will serve as a deterrent to others and people will begin to attach importance to sanitation services as a driver for social and economic development.
”Lastly, more sanitation competent jurisdiction courts should be established so that as soon as the sanitation offences are caught they will be prosecuted as soon as possible to serve as a deterrent to others who perpetuate same act.” the statement added.