Ghana’s Sanitation and Water Resources Minister Hon. Cecilia Dapaah has categorically stated that Accra is generally clean and devoid of filth.
Speaking in Parliament on Thursday after an invitation by the house for her to come and give clarification, the Minister said the president’s agenda to see Accra become the cleanest city in Africa is on course.
The Minister added that most parts of Accra are clean and very hygienic for living.
“There will always be challenges as the population grows and people migrate. Yes, there are challenges and I extensively brought to the Floor some of these challenges when I briefed the House.
For instance, the honorable member was speaking about last week’s rain, the plastics are under the Ministry of Science, Environment, and Technology and the dredging is also under the ambit of the Ministry of Works and Housing.”
“The Ministry for the Works and Housing went around the city and visited the Aslyum down area and I know he is also giving contracts for drain dredging and I believe the Minister is capable of finding the needed solution but generally, I can say Accra is clean,” she said.
Her comments are paradoxically disheartening and morally disingenuous to the good people of Ghana.