AMA health inspectors caution residents

Mr. Darteh-Ayeh (left) and AMA officials inspecting the Achimota market area. Photo: Victor A. Buxton

Mr. Darteh-Ayeh (left) and AMA officials inspecting the Achimota market area. Photo: Victor A. Buxton

Health inspectors of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), last Saturday, issued a three-day warning to households and businesses in the metropolis, to keep their surroundings clean or face arrest and prosecution.

The health inspectors served the notices to residents of Achimota, Akweteyman, Nii Boi Town, Lapaz and New Fadama, where the assembly inspected.

Mr. Samuel Darteh-Ayeh, Metropolitan Coordinating Director, who led a team from the assembly, including health inspectors, to observe the National Sanitation Day exercise, now ‘National Sanitation Day and Enforcement,’ said they would ensure strict compliance of the assembly’s sanitation  bye-laws.

Streets were swept, gutters cleaned, and drains desilted, while waste collection companies collected the filth.

Mr. Darteh-Ayeh was worried that self-help spirit was ‘dying’, and urged residents to take active part in cleaning their environment.

He said the assembly would surcharge those who deliberately remove notices of summons pasted on their buildings or structures.

Mr. Darteh-Ayeh said the AMA, would among other things, demolish illegal structures and stalls, used by squatters as places of abode.

Mr. Thomas Ashong, Presiding Member of the AMA, appealed to the media to intensity public education on the sanitation exercise, to enable the assembly to get rid of filth in the metropolis.

By Malik Sullemana

 

 

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