The Government of Ghana is working with various private sector contenders to improve sanitation in the country, President Nana Akufo Addo has stated,
To thrivingly achieve this objective, the President disclosed that government will spend an amount of 200 million cedis.
He made this statement when he delivered his second State of the Nation Address in Parliament today [Thursday,8 February 2018]
“Government is working with various private sector authorities to tackle this major challenge with strategies that are intended to effect a change in our attitudes towards waste and filth as well as improve dramatically our methods of waste management. This will be complemented by the strict enforcement of sanitation rules and regulations.”
“Urgent attention will be given to clearing of rubbish all around the country. Apart from the systematic efforts being made to resolve the legacy of inherited debts in the sector, government will spend an amount of 200 million cedis to address the issue of sanitation.”
The President also denotes concerns about the poor sanitary conditions in the country, depicting it as “unacceptable.”
“Our cities have been engulfed by filth and there is the urgent need for public authorities to finance and make our cities clean and in the case of Accra, fulfilling my pledge, one of the most ambitious of my presidency, to make it the cleanest city of Accra by the end of my term”.
Ghanaians however do have this feeling of uncertainty about the promise, considering the insanitary conditions in the country.
By:Osei Richard Darlington [intern Rainbow Radio]