cleanup exercise

The Tema West Municipal Assembly (TWMA) has ended a three day clean up exercise in the Municipality.

The campaign, which commenced on Friday April 3, was led by the Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs Adwoa Amoako and officials of the Assembly.

The clean-up exercise was as part of a nationwide campaign directed by the President to ensure strict hygienic conditions including; desilting of gutters, collecting heaped refuse in the market and emptying littering bins, cleaning lorry stations and other public place.

Undertaken among four groups from Community Three to Sakumono, Lashibi, Klagon and areas along the Tema Motorway, the exercise was a collaborative effort by the TWMA, the Municipal Environmental Health Department and Zoomlion Ghana Limited.

Mrs Adwoa Amoako, Municipal Chief Executive, said the exercise was to properly utilize the two-week lockdown imposed by government to clean the Municipality.

She said proper sanitary practices helped to reduce the spread of infections and contagious viruses as poor sanitation was linked to the transmission of diseases consequently, causing deaths.

The MCE indicated that the Assembly’s sanitation interventions were geared towards making the Municipality clean in line with Sustainable Development Goal target 6.2 which called for adequate and equitable sanitation for all.

The Coronovirus pandemic, she intimated, required that individuals strictly adhered to all precautionary measures including; the practicing personal hygiene, ensuring social distancing and staying at home among others, to stop the spread of Covid-19.

She said the Assembly had constituted a task force to ensure that all directives by the president ito contain the Covid-19 were strictly adhered to.


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