By Patrick Biddah
Over 3,500 Ghanaians, have secured themselves jobs in the operation clean your frontage project.
These 3,500, are members of a task force who are being trained to enforce the operation of the project.
So far, 1, 200 out of the taskforce, will complete their training in March this year and will accordingly be deployed.
At a national launch of the programme yesterday at the Black Star Square, the Greater Accra Regional Minister ,Mr. Henry Quartey, said the operation clean your frontage,is being rolled out in phases and has reached the enforcement stage which gives them, the responsibility to achieve the enforcement and sustain it across the city.
An initiative of the Greater Accra regional Coordinating Council with support from the Advertising Association of Ghana , the overall goal of the exercise,according to the Minister is to help move sellers from the pavement and instill discipline, but above all to get a clean city and not to arrest or beat residents.
If Ghanaians can travel all the way to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates just to take pictures in greenery environment and on elevators because the system there is working, operation clean your frontage, according to him is a project which is geared towards a working system in Ghana too.
“This is a clarion call for all Ghanaians and we must understand it is not politics “, he noted.
He seized the occasion to correct the impression that the use of national service personnel is not to go about collecting rubbish, but agents for educating the public on the project to understand what it is about.
He also explained that, all the environmental service providers are all involved in the project, but Zoomlion Ghana Limited is playing a lead role because of their logistical and human resource capacity.
On his part, the President of the Environmental Service Providers Association, Mr. Joseph Siaw-Agyepong, commended the Minister and the government for the initiative.
Mr. Agyepong, who is also the Executive Chairman of the JOSPONG Group of companies, indicated that Zoomlion indeed has the capacity to undertake and support the project.
In view of this, he said eight transit sites have been created to help with the rubbish and debris collection which will be generated during the exercise .
Four out of the eight transit sites , he explained are currently in operation and are located at Madina, Mallam , Ashaiman and Weija.