By Maxwell Okamafo Addo
Visiting most of the sites starting from La Wireless, Agbogbloshie Market, Kokomlemle and Mallam Atta market, the Vice-President, Kwesi Amissah Arthur, commended the Accra Metropolitan Authourity (AMA) and public spirited Ghanaian companies, who helped in the operation in the metropolis by providing equipments
He said, compared to what he saw the last time, he was really impressed and hoped that they would continue and find ways to solve the problem.
He continued that the crush programme was not an ultimatum to the AMA, but a programme that was designed by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Julius Debrah, aimed at improving sanitation nationwide, to help stop deteriorating sanitation in the country.
The Vice-President, further called on the local government ministry to continue with the national public awareness campaign on how to keep our environment clean.
Led by The Mayor of Accra, the Veep, also inspected ongoing works on the Korle Lagoon that had been choked for ages and was being dredged with heavy equipment that had been deployed to the sites to cart the refuse, so that the river would flow.
Before the exercise began last Monday, those areas were massively choked with waste, as a result of which there was an overpowering stench, which made it difficult for people to breathe.
Some of the traders who interacted with the Vice-president said, they were happy with the exercise and promised to cooperate with the AMA to help keep the country clean
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Julius Debrah, said the ministry was on course and would continue with the nationwide programme ,adding that they have already started a public education awareness programme to educate people on good sanitation habits.