80 litter bins for Accra Ring Road Central

Mr Kotey (left) and Dr Addo in a handshake after signing the Mo

Mr Kotey (left) and Dr Addo in a handshake after signing the Mo

About 80 litter bins will be placed along the Accra Ring-Road Central – from the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to the Danquah Circle in Osu, Accra.

The move is to encourage the proper disposal of waste along the stretch as part of efforts to rid the capital city, Accra, of filth.

This came to light yesterday when the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central (RRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to collaborate in the management of waste in the area.

While the RRC would provide the bins and ensure they were firmly secured at both ends of the road, the AMA would among others be responsible for the timely disposal of waste in the containers.

The president of the club, Dr Dennis Addo and the head of Waste Management at the AMA, Mr Victor Neequaye Kotey signed the document to commit to the course.

In an address, Dr Addo explained that the project was premised on the President’s dream to make Accra one of cleanest city in Africa and the need for collaborative efforts to achieve that.

“We have seen the AMA doing some work to realise the President’s goal and as a service club of professionals we thought we could partner the assembly and other organisations to improve the sanitary conditions in Accra.”

“The Ring-Road is a busy stretch where lots of people patronise on daily basis and drop lots of waste there, so we are putting these litter bins on both ends of the road and firmly secured to prevent theft,” he noted.

The president indicated that per the MoU, the club would also conduct monitoring of the waste bins and provide replacements when damage is detected while involving the assembly in any publicity associated with the project.

He disclosed the club’s intention to extend the project to other areas where necessary to build a healthier city and encouraged other social clubs or corporate entities to emulate the example to contribute their quota to make Accra the cleanest city.

The head of Waste Management for the assembly, Mr Kotey noted that the provision of waste bins along that stretch in the city would not only encourage the habit of proper dumping of refuse but give city cleaners a “temporal storage for debris they collect from their respective places.”

He pledged the assembly’s determination to keep to its part of the bargain in the implementation of the project.

By Abigail Annoh

 

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