Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, has claimed that the capital city, Accra, is on course to becoming the cleanest city in Africa.
According to him, the NPP since assuming office in 2017 has significantly improve the sanitation situation in the country, stressing that “Accra is generally clean”.
“We are wining the sanitation war; government has done so much in the sector and I am very confident that our ultimate goal of making Accra the cleanest city on the continent will be achieved,” Mr Adjei Sowah said.
He said these when speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the handing over of over 500 waste trucks to newly-created Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) by waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
While acknowledging that there are still challenges to contend with, he said government is taking measures to arrest the situation.
“We admit that there are challenges, especially when you get to markets like Agbogbloshie, Madina, Circle, etc. you still find heap of rubbish, so we still have issues to deal with but the fact is the situation has significantly improved,” Mr Adjei Sowah added.
Handing over the items to the MMDAs, CEO of Zoomlion, Mr. Agyepong noted the donation “would create additional 300 direct and about 1,000 indirect jobs in our MMDAs.”
He stressed that the timely intervention of Zoomlion in 2016 alone saw the distribution of 400 waste trucks and 5,000 motorized tricycles to the MMDAs which in turn created over 10,000 jobs.
“We see our contribution as an essential aspect of our role as private sector players. I would like to emphasize that with the continuous support of government, Zoomlion can deal effectively with the waste management situation in the country,” he stated.