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Ga Mantse launches Homowo clean-up with directive for all shops to remain closed on July 2

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Ga Mantse Nii Tackie Teiko Taurus.
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On July 2nd this year, all shops in Accra will remain closed to make way for the 2024 Homowo clean-up exercise.

The Ga Mantse Nii Tackie Teiko Taurus announced this at the launch of the clean-up exercise in Accra.

He said no shop within the Ga traditional council is going to open, and the traditional council is going to enforce all the assembly laws to make sure the exercise is a success. He noted that the Homowo festival cannot be celebrated in filth, and the exercise is not going to be a nine day wonder.

He said Accra, which is the gateway to all the other regions, must be developed to meet the status of a capital city. He said the Ga Traditional Council is going to organise an environmental competition among schools, the various paramounracy, and institutions as a way of instilling environmental consciousness among the people.

The clean-up exercise aimed at cleaning the capital city, Accra, is in collaboration with the government through the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council, and Zoomlion Ghana Limited. 

He also called on the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to support the traditional council in carrying out the project.

“Let’s get to work and get Accra clean and working again,” he emphasised.

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Nii Titus Glover, assured the Ga Manste of the support from the Regional Coordinating Council to ensure the initiative’s success. He also promised that public education and general sanitation concerns would be intensified during this period.

Madam Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Lydia  Seyram Alhassan commended the traditional authority for taking the lead in the initiative and added that their influence would yield positive results. She assured her ministry’s support to provide the needed logistics for the exercise. 

Zoomlion Ghana Limited, the African waste management expert, will also provide logistical support for the exercise throughout the programme.

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