THE GREATER Accra Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) last Tuesday opened a secretariat for the ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ campaign.
The secretariat, which is located at Kokomlemle opposite the Iran Clinic, will serve as a station where various complaints with regards to the implementation of the campaign in the region will be addressed.
In his address at the ceremony, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, stressed that: “In order for effective monitoring of activities of the campaign in the region, it has become prudent to set up this Operation Clean Your Frontage Secretariat, to serve as a ‘one-stop shop’ for all activities under the campaign.”
The office would also include a centralised regional call centre managed by National Service personnel under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer of the secretariat.
The call centre, he indicated, would ensure a direct communication to receive sanitation-related complaints and reports and relay same to all 29 district call centres as and when they are received from the public for redress through a mobile application software being developed by some personnel of the NSS.
The newly-developed mobile applications would enable designated officers at various levels of operations to receive complaints and dispatch same to relevant officers for immediate action in not more than one hour.
Mr. Quartey also announced that the first batch of about 1,000 men and women, who have undergone a one-month intensive military training to instil a high level of discipline and job performance in them, would be passing out on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
These men and women, he stressed, “would constitute the Accra City Response Team who would support the Metropolitan, Municipal and District
Assemblies (MMDAs) in the areas of traffic management, education on good waste management and sanitation practices and the enforcement of by-laws.”
The ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ campaign falls under the sanitation component of the ‘Let’s Make Greater Accra Work’ agenda being championed by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council with the regional minister leading the charge.
The Dean of Municipal Chief Executives (MCEs) in Greater Accra, Cyril Bray, expressed the commitment of his colleagues to carry out fully the dictates of the project, saying: “We are ready to implement the provisions of the by-laws to the letter and we are ready to make Accra work.”
By Nii Adjei Mensahfio