Ga Mantse Leads Clean Accra Campaign

King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, interacting with some traders at the Makola Market


The Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, yesterday engaged traders at the Makola Market in Accra on measures towards improving the state of sanitation in the city.

King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II was accompanied by the Mayor of Accra, Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, and a delegation from the Ga Traditional Council (GTC) made up of the Paramount Chief of Sempe, Nii Adote Otintor II, Paramount Chief of Abola, Nii Ahene Nunoo II, and Ga Asafoatse Onukpa, Captain Kojo Nseni Mankattah IV.

The visit forms part of a broader initiative by stakeholders in the Accra Metropolis including the government to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa.

The Ga Mantse in an address emphasised the need for collective responsibility in tackling the city’s waste management challenges, and also expressed a strong commitment to improving the sanitation condition in Accra ahead of the celebration of the Homowo festival.

The Ga Mantse stated that the decision to rid the city of filth and make “Accra Work Again” is a collaboration between the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), led by the Regional Minister, the Mayor of Accra, and all chiefs to work with market queens and other stakeholders in the city with a comprehensive management plan to achieve the desired goal.

“Today, the Regional Coordinating Council headed by the Regional Minister; the Mayor of Accra; the Sempe Mantse, who is the Paramount Chief of Sempe; the Abola Mantse, and all the chiefs of the Traditional Council have come together to foster and forge a pact that will make Accra work again. Accra must be the cleanest city in Africa and if we are to attain that faith, then the onus is on us,” he said.

“I want you to know that the effort of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa would not only be rhetoric or a mantra. Today, we are commencing an action towards making Accra work again, making Accra clean, we cannot afford to have it in this state,” he added.

The Ga Mantse, who assured the public of his preparedness to ensure that Accra becomes one of the cleanest cities in Africa, also appealed to all stakeholders to remain resilient in their efforts to achieve that goal.

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, in an interview with a section of journalists also described the campaign as a joint task that involved multiple ministries, including the Sanitation and Local Government Ministries and the Regional Coordinating Council.

He acknowledged the challenges associated with sustaining such an initiative in the city, however, he was hopeful of the current collaborative approach involving traditional councils and various committees.

He said the initiative to clean Accra which will begin in July  this year and involve extensive engagement with market groups, drivers, and station workers, would also require the support of the media  to create awareness.


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