BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MUNICIPAL Chief Executive Officer of the newly-created Krowor Municipal Assembly (KROMA) has rallied his men to clear a heap of rubbish dumped at the Nungua Market for the past three months.
Just three days into office, Mr Joshua Bortey, the KROMA MCE, with support from the Member of Parliament for the constituency, has mobilised resources to clear the heap of rubbish which hitherto posed a health concern.
Mr Bortey told the DAILY HERITAGE after the exercise which took two days that sanitation issues in the area remained on top of the assembly’s priorities and that measures had been put in place to regularly ensure that rubbish is not deposited at the market for a long period before collection.
According to the MCE, the assembly engaged the services of a pay-loader and a tipper truck to carry out the exercise, and that the cost was high, hence the need to ensure regular clear-cut exercise.
He explained that efforts had been made and the assembly now has two trucks, one from the government and another from Zoomlion Ghana Limited , and that it will also need 10 containers to support the exercise.
Mr Bortey told the paper that the residents would be sensitised to the need to keep their environment clean and that the assembly would enforce the by-laws and also deploy sanitation officers to educate the people in the community on the need to be clean.
The MCE also told the paper that, the electoral areas would be categorised into zones and provided with tricycles on daily basis to clear rubbish around as a measure to keep the community clean, as a means to support the President’s campaign of making Accra one of the cleanest city in Africa.
Some of the market women expressed their gratitude to the MCE for clearing that heap of rubbish.