GA EAST MCE LEADS STAFF AND RESIDENTS IN SPECIAL CLEAN-UP EXERCISE TO PROMOTE "OPERATION CLEAN YOUR FRONTAGE" CAMPAIGN
GEMANEWS: Thursday, 25th August, 2022
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, Thursday morning led Assembly Staff and residents to embark on a special clean-up exercise to intensify the awareness creation on the "Operation Clean Your Frontage" (OCYF) campaign.
Thursday, 25th August, 2022, was declared by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC) with further directives to all the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the region to undertake a special clean-up exercise, themed, "A Clean and Green Environment - Our Collective Responsibility".
The exercise aimed at increasing awareness creation on the OCYF introduced in late 2021 by the Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey, as a critical driving force for the realization of his "Let's Make Greater Accra Work" agenda.
In the Ga East Municipality, the MCE, Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, accompanied by the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Mr. Emmanuel Kwame Kungi, the Presiding Member (PM), Hon. Jesse Nii Noi Anum, and the Municipal Environmental Health Officer (MEHO), Charles Ampomah Asabre, led the exercise.
The clean-up exercise took place in all the ten (10) Electoral Areas with the respective Assembly and Unit Committee Members mobilizing their electorates, with the support of the Assembly's staff and Zoomlion personnel, to desilt choked gutters, clear bushy areas and sweep rubbish along the streets and in the communities.
Waste Companies in the Municipality provided compactors to cart away the rubbish with some KIA trucks, popularly referred to us "Abossey Okine Macho" used to collect the silt.
Business operators and residents who refused to participate in the exercise were issued summons by the Environmental Health Officers (EHOs).
Participation throughout the Municipality was encouraging with residents calling for the initiative to be enforced on weekends to allow for greater participation.