Koforidua is clean again
Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital last Saturday, 5th January, 2019 revisited the monthly sanitation exercise.
Date Created : 1/10/2019 3:36:06 AM : Story Author : Collin Aikins Akuffo/Ghanadistricts.com
The exercise which was started under the previous administration was brought to a halt due to some circumstances. Despite it challenges, the management of this assembly decided to revisit it to enhance indiscriminate disposal of refuse.
Personnel from Ghana Police, Immigration, Ghana Fire Service, and Ghana Prisons Services were not left out the hook by enforcing the bye-law of the Assembly.
Other agencies includes Assembly Members, staff of the Assembly, businessmen and women, political party faithful’s , traditional leaders within the Municipality and taxi drivers.
As early as 6:30am, all the principal streets within the Municipality were blocked to give way to an effective sanitation exercise. With full support from the security services and Zoomlion Ghana, all shops, kiosks, containers and other business operators were also brought to a total halt till 10:30am.
This initiative gingered all the citizenry, particularly the teaming youth of New Juaben South Municipality to actively support the worthy course.
Addressing the media, the Municipal Chief Executive, Isaac Appaw-Gyasi commended the traditional chiefs and people of Juaben for their enthusiastic support during the exercise. He said Koforidua and its environs is engulfed with filth which to him does not befit it Municipal status.
As a result, management and the Assembly Members at their recent meetings gave an approval to revisit and implement the sanitation exercise.
He further explained that the assembly cannot operate and implement any meaningful development without seeking its mandate from the Assembly Members, hence the approval.
“This initiative is one of the President’s visions to clean the country off-filth and as an Assembly, we owe it a duty to implement any good policy that seems to be inline and at the end support government agenda” he explained.
Mr. Appaw-Gyasi emphasized that sanitation, for decades now, has become a canker on the neck of the country and it is time for Ghanaians to join hands to fight this menace.
“In fact let me state it clear that the Assembly alone cannot fight this battle and win but it needs the collaborative effort of all citizenry devoid of partisan colours to fight and win. I need you all to help clean Koforidua since it is what we have now” he appealed.
He assured the public that this exercise will not be a one-day-wonder but rather the Assembly is going to repeat it monthly and upon that a sanitation court is also going to be revisited to punish any victim to the law. He maintained that the sanitation court will not compromise on it activities with anybody until the culprit is fined or punished by the law.
Mr. Appaw-Gyasi further warned Nananom, opinion leaders and other stakeholders to do away with any character that will seems to jeopardize the activity of the sanitation court, for that matter the court will not deal or work with any ‘human face’.
“Things has to change, individuals has to change their behaviour towards sanitation and New Juaben South should move forward for development. Let’s work together.” He emphasized.