HON. KAAKIE MANN ORGANIZES HER FIRST NATIONAL SANITATION DAY - APPEALS TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO TIDY UP THEIR FRONTAGE AS ASSEMBLY PREPARES TO ROLL OUT "OPERATION CLEAN YOUR FRONTAGE"
GEMANEWS: Saturday, 4th December, 2021; Taifa
The Municipal Chief Executive MCE for the Ga East Municipal Assembly GEMA Hon Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, says the Assembly is undertaking public education ahead of the enforcement of the "Operation Clean Your Frontage" early next year. She made this known at her first National Sanitation Day clean-up exercise at Taifa.
The "Operation Clean Your Frontage" was instituted by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon Henry Quartey, as part of the programmes for the "Let's Make Greater Accra Work" agenda.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the campaign in October following which all the Assemblies have been given copies of the gazetted Bye-Laws on "Operation Clean Your Frontage" and are expected to start implementation early next year.
Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann on her first time of participating in the National Sanitation Day clean-up exercise organized at Taifa since her appointment said the Assembly has begun rigorous education on the campaign to ensure the residents are well sensitized before enforcement.
"We've launched the "Operation Clean Your Frontage" regional level, and now we're coming to the municipal level. So we have a programme line-up. In the first stage, we have to create awareness so that the communities will know that such a policy is being carried out and, going forward, if there should be any defaulters and we come and serve them with notice, we won't have any challenge", she stated.
She expressed worry at the attitude of some residents and business operators who leave their frontage weedy and gutters choked, expecting the Assembly to come and clear them.
She was also concerned about the failure by the residents to join in the clean-up exercise.
"Today being my first time, we're here educating the residents as well. We have already done three days announcements on this and therefore we were expecting them to come out in their numbers to clean their frontages but they didn't come as expected", she noted.
She therefore used this opportunity to advise them and expressed hope that more people will come out and join in the clean-up exercises next time.
The Presiding Member (PM), Hon. Jesse Nii Noi Anum, together with the Assembly Members for Taifa North and South, Hon. Patience Ofosuhene Okrah and Hon. Nana Safo Gyasi, respectively, were there to support the Hon. MCE in the exercise.
Staff of the Assembly teamed up with personnel from Zoomlion and Waste Companies that operate in the area and community members to do the clean-up exercise which was coordinated by the Municipal Environmental Health Officer (MEHO), Charles Ampomah Asabre.