Sanitation Ministry clears refuse near embassy after Australian High Commissioner complained

A tweet from the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana on the filth that has engulfed places near his embassy has prompted the Minister of Sanitation Kofi Adah to take some of his workers there to clean the place.

In a tweet, on his Twitter handle the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana Andrew Barnes called on the local government authorities to address the poor sanitation challenge facing Accra.

"The scene this morning in the street near our High Commission: encourage the local authorities to step up their effort to meet the President’s flagstaffghana promise to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa by 2020. sanitation"

After his tweet, most Ghanaians supported his call for a clean Accra and a clean Ghana at large.

This has prompted the Minister of Sanitation Kofi Adah to take some of his workers to the Cantonment area where the High Commission is located to clean the place.

This has left Ghanaians on social media asking if the Minister has seen the filth in other areas within Ghana’s capital city.

About Cantonments

Cantonments can be said to be one of Accra’s plush suburbs in the La Dade Kotopon Municipality.

Reports suggest that it was intended to become military quarters under the British Colonial government in the Gold Coast era, but was later upgraded to become a modern planned residential settlement.

Most of the homes in the area have three to four bedrooms and are often occupied by the politicians and other influential persons in the country.

Many diplomatic missions in the country are in the Cantonments area including the U.S. Embassy.


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