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Sanitation In Ghana Here are 11 things government says it will do to ensure Accra is neat

President Nana Akufo-Addo called for a change in attitude from Ghanaians and also mentioned some policy initiatives to enforce already existing sanitation laws.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo launched the National Sanitation Campaign on Monday, November 13, 207.

At the launch, he called for a change in attitude from Ghanaians and also mentioned some policy initiatives to enforce already existing sanitation laws.

He admitted that a poor sanitation habit equals a sick nation.

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Quoting Ghana’s former Prime Minister Kofi Busia, he said: “the health of the people of this country is as much a part of our resource as our cocoa and mineral wealth.”

He admitted that indiscipline was a major stumbling block in Ghana’s attempts to improve sanitation, but stressed that his government intends to make “a fresh start.”

He said his government is on a mission to ensure that Accra is the cleanest city in Africa by the time he leaves office.

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Below are some key points from the National Sanitation Campaign initiative:

• Establishment of the National Sanitation Authority

• Establishment of National Sanitation Fund, which President Akufo-Addo said will be “announced shortly.”

• Local government must see to it that one house; one toilet policy is adhered to.

• Sanitation Ministry and Attorney General’s office to set aside a day to try sanitation offences

• The Evaluation and Monitoring Minister is to publish Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assembly’s sanitation performances quarterly.

• Sanitation Ambassadors will be appointed to help with the campaign.

• The development of three new material recovery sites for the recovery and recycling of waste from Accra.

• Providing adequate resources for waste management companies with modern and effective tools for their work.

• All government departments and agencies will be assigned two officers, Sanitation Marshals and Deputy Marshals, to ensure the compliance to sanitation by-laws.

• The establishment of a National Sanitation Brigade, made up of Ghanaian youth, to enforce sanitation laws nationwide.

• Automatic sweepers will be deployed for major streets

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