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Ga Mantse launches Homowo clean-up exercise for a cleaner Accra

The clean-up exercise which will take place during the celebrations of this year's Homowo festival from 2nd July to the 2nd August, is set to mobilize entire communities with the expectation that, on days of the exercise, all shops and businesses within the designated clean-up areas will close

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In a vibrant display of unity and determination, His Royal Majesty, Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, the Ga Mantse, today launched the Homowo Clean-Up exercise at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly office.

The clean-up exercise which will take place during the celebrations of this year’s Homowo festival from 2nd July to the 2nd August, is set to mobilize entire communities with the expectation that, on days of the exercise, all shops and businesses within the designated clean-up areas will close.

With Zoomlion Ghana as the technical partner for this crucial initiative, the event saw a notable turnout of esteemed dignitaries, including chiefs and queens from the Ga Traditional Council, the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council, and several high-ranking government officials such as the Greater Accra Regional Council, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Daniel Nii Kwatei Titus-Glover, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ophelia Mensah Hayford, Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Vincent Ekow Assefuah, Minister for Gender, Women and Social Protection, Dakua Newman and the Mayor of Accra, Elizabeth K.T Sackey.

This bold move underscores the commitment to environmental cleanliness and the eradication of waste-related diseases, which have plagued the region.
His Royal Majesty emphasized the importance of collective action to foster a sense of discipline, community ownership, and responsibility towards the ecosystem.

He stressed the urgent need to address environmental degradation as part of national efforts to promote sustainable waste management practices.

“I urge all residents of the national capital to adhere strictly to the sanitation bylaws of the various assemblies,” said Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II. “Those found in violation must face the full rigour of the law without any external intervention.”

The involvement of all leaders, groups, and associations is crucial in this initiative, as their participation will significantly enhance environmental cleanliness and reduce the prevalence of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ga State and the Greater Accra Region.

Speaking at the same event, the Greater Accra Regional Minister Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, reiterated the commitment of his administration to the continuation and intensification of the efforts of his predecessor, such as the “Operation Clean your frontage” to ensure a cleaner Greater Accra.

The Homowo Clean-Up exercise is more than an event; it is a clarion call for a cleaner, healthier Accra.

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