The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of La Nkwantanang Madina-Municipal Assembly, Mrs Jennifer Dede Adjabeng on Thursday, August 25, 2022 led a Municipal-wide clean up exercise as part of the “Operation Clean Your Frontage Campaign.”
The well attended exercise started as early as 6.30 am throughout the whole municipality and lasted for almost four hours with all shops and markets closed to pave way for a successful clean up exercise.
The exercise saw participants distilling choked gutters, sweeping, removing debris and clearing of weeds. Participants included staff of the assembly, personnel from decentralized departments such as Ghana Prison Service, National Disaster and Management Organisation, property owners, traders and residents.
The exercise was in direct fulfilment to the Regional Coordination Council to all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies within the Greater Accra Region to embark on a massive clean-up exercise as part of the “Operation Clean Your Frontage Campaign.”
Choked gutters around Madina Central Markets, Zongo Junction, Social Welfare, Melcom Road, Baaba Seidu Road and Nkulenu were distilled
Addressing the participants after the exercise, the MCE said the Assembly was determined to stop the untidy conditions on the streets and markets across the municipality
She stressed that, the Assembly would continue to work in accordance with the operation clean your frontage campaign and thus appealed to residents to show interest and take active part in such clean-up exercises in the near future.
“Even though the residents largely complied with the directive to close their shops, there were some recalcitrant few who were idling around without participating in the clean-up.” The MCE observed.
The Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Joseph Quarcoe cautioned residents that the current sanitation bye-laws under the operation clean your frontage requires residents to take full responsibility of cleaning and collecting of refuse gathered.
“It is no longer the responsibility of the Assembly to collect the refuse. You have to clean and find a way to dispose the refuse yourself. That is as per the current sanitation bye-laws. It is no longer the responsibility of the Assembly” He said.