Regional News of Monday, 26 November 2012

Source: GNA

District Assemblies urged to enforce sanitation bye-laws

Mr Lessily Adjei, Central Regional Human Resource Director of Zoom Alliance has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to enforce their sanitation bye-laws to ensure the success of the National Sanitation Taskforce programme.

He said President John Mahama’s vision to rid urban areas and cities of filth would be meaningless if the Assemblies failed to apply their laws on sanitation in their respective areas.

Mr Adjei made the call when he addressed workers of Zoom Alliance in the Agona West Municipal after four hours clean up exercise at Agona Swedru.

Students from Swedru School of Business, Swedru Senior High School and Nyakrom Secondary/Technical School participated in the exercise.

Areas cleaned included PROTOA Station, main lorry park, principal streets and Salvation Army School for the Deaf.

He said it was important for District Assemblies to push the Environmental Health department to ensure that sanitation laws which had become dormant are revived.

Mr Adjei said the Central region would include Military and Police personnel in the National sanitation taskforce to ensure that people who littered the streets indiscriminately are stopped.

He appealed to the District Chief executives of the Assemblies to also fashion out plans that could help Zoom Alliance to ensure environmental cleanliness.

The Regional Human Resource Director said education was also on-going to sensitize the people on the need to keep their environment clean.

He urged drivers to sensitize their passengers to refrain from throwing rubbish from moving vehicles into the streets and advised them to place dust bins in their cars to collect rubbish.

Mr Christian Ocran, Acting Agona West Municipal Director of Zoom Alliance said his outfit would organize weekly clean-up exercises to improve sanitation in the area.

He said the clean up exercise would be extended to Agona Nyakrom, Agona Abodom, Lower and Upper Bobikuma in due course to enable them to benefit from the programme.