Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)
Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has warned its waste contractors to be up to the task or have their contracts revoked.

The AMA gave the warning at the presentation of its 2018 Performance Appraisal Report of the eight contractors assigned to the job.

The Assembly has a five-year contract agreement with the waste collection service providers from 2016-2021, under a Fee and Performance Agreement Based Solid Waste Collection.

The Agreement requires the contractors to provide the adequate waste infrastructure to ensure a clean Accra.

Mr Victor Kotey, the Deputy Director of AMA Waste Management Department, who presented the Report, said the contractors were

mandated to register all premises in their respective service zones to aid in the supply of quality waste bins (plastic or metallic) for enhanced service delivery.

The contractors were also to undertake maintenance of designated sanitary sites, collaborate with relevant departments to ensure clean environment, innovate to promote recycling, and improve on market waste collection.

The eight contractors assessed were Jekora Ventures in the Osu klottey District, whose performance was rated 80.6 per cent, Zoomlion Ghana Limited in the Ayawaso Central, had a performance rate of 61.8 per cent, Zoomlion, Abekuma Central, 61.5 per cent, and Metropolitan Waste and Allied Services also in Ablekuma Central, 43.0 per cent.

The rest were J. Stanley Owusu and Company Limited, Okaikoi South, 40.7 per cent, Tropical Waste, Ashiedu Keteke, 28.3 per cent, Meskworld Limited, Ashiedu Keteke, 22.1 per cent, and Metropolitan Waste and Allied Services, Ablekuma South District, 36.0 per cent.

Mr Kotey expressed the need for more coordination between the contractors and the communities.

He urged them to adopt a technology to deal with issues of waste management and environmental sanitation to meet targets.

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