May 8, 2018

Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South (MP) and former mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has said the only way to get Accra clean is to get a permanent waste disposal site for the capital.

He further indicated that the current government under the leadership of President Nana Akuffo-Addo should go back to the blue print the previous government left called the country project, “we could not implement it because of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme we went under”.

“The country project lays out all we needed to put in place, we have to build a number of transfer stations and started some at Nungua and Achimota.

We collect effectively refuse to these transfer stations and effectively carry them to their final depositary sites. Again we need to sort out these waste to help us put them into something productive by recycling these waste materials, he said.

According to the Ablekuma South legislator there is the need for distribution of waste bins to households and on the streets of the capital.

In addition there is the need for collaborative effort with the waste management companies to ensure that they are supported financially to put effective plans in place to collect money from the residence.

Until we do that whatever plan we have put in place; to swiping and cleaning the gutters on special days like the National Sanitation Day will not amount to anything. We have to follow a comprehensive action plan and good education camping and get people along, then we will be seeing the transformation we are calling for to have a clean city, the Ablekuma legislator remarked.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/