ADMA Goes Tough On Sanitation Offenders

Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah addressing residents


The Adentan Municipal Assembly (ADMA) says it will soon deal with residents who violate its bye laws, especially on sanitation, to enhance the sanitary condition of the area.

Municipal Chief Executive of the Assembly, Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah, who made this known during a town hall meeting with some residents of Adentan SSNIT Estates at the forecourt of the Assembly on Sunday, said though the Assembly put in place measures to tackle sanitation and other related issues, some residents continued to flout them.

According to him, the Assembly would not hesitate to take punitive measures and subsequently prosecute residents who fail to abide by the sanitation bye laws.

He said the meeting also aims to among others discuss the development programme for the area for the 2022 and 2023 year under review, as part of the statutory function of the municipality.

Apart from issues on sanitation which dominated discussions, the residents were also concerned about issues pertaining to security, street lights, challenges with prepaid meters, and noise pollution were also discussed.

The MCE further mentioned some completed projects as well as those still under construction geared towards addressing infrastructural and some social problems facing residents in the Adentan area.

He said some of the projects include the construction of a 14-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities at the Adentan Community School, 580 U-Drain behind Ogbojo Polyclinic through the community, construction of 0.6 U- Drain box culverts and the construction of a health centre and polyclinic at Nii Ashaley.

Others include dredging of 1km earth drain at Prison Junction as well as the upgrade of a 12km road in Adentan and storm drains.

Andrew Nii Apai Aborhey, Environmental Health Officer at the Assembly, for his part, said though the residents may sometimes have difficulty with waste collection operators, they could still keep their premises clean at all times in order to prevent an outbreak of an epidemic, which may affect all citizens regardless of an individual’s contribution to proper waste management practices.

The residents expressed their delight for the continuous engagement by the Assembly, and commended the work of the Assembly on waste management, including segregation of waste. Rachael Fosua Sarpong, Municipal Coordinating Director at ADMA, also assured residents of addressing their concerns to enable them live in a clean and secure environment, and hinted that issues affecting physically challenged people residing in the municipality would be a top priority at the next meeting.

By Ebenezer K. Amponsah