The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Joseph Kofi Adda, has said the government is developing a bill to parliament to set up a National Sanitation Authority to deal with nations sanitation challenges.

He added that they will work with the District Chief Executives to ensure a more focused approach to sanitation.

“Environmental sanitation is one of our top priority, it is in line with this that the President has declared that we make Accra one of the cleanest cities in Africa. We are currently in the process of revising the environmental sanitation policy to make it more responsive to the rapidly changing focus of the needs of the people,” he said.

“A policy is being developed to get a bill in Parliament where we can set up a National Sanitation Authority to be dedicated to managing the sanitation functions of our country. The National Sanitation Authority will have a director general at the national level, the regional level, and the district level. They will then work with the District management team especially the Chief Executives to ensure that we are able to focus on this job and manage it more effectively."

Last month, President Nana Akufo-Addo promised to make Accra the cleanest city on the continent within the next four years.

“The commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term in office, Accra will be the cleanest city on the entire African continent. That is the commitment I am making,” he said.

The president made this known on Sunday, April 23, 2017, when the president of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio, together with the Chiefs and people of Jamestown, enstooled him as a Chief in Jamestown, in Accra.