NiPDA Partners Ningo Traditional Council for “Operation Clean Your Frontage” Exercise
August 25, 2022
Marking the Homowo festival by the people of Great Ningo, a joint clean-up exercise towards the celebration on Thursday 25th August 2022 has been observed to mark “operation clean your frontage” in the district.
The Assembly led by the District Chief Executive (DCE) Hon. AL-Latiff Tetteh Amanor, District Coordinating Director (DCD), Mr. Bernand Mats Yingura, and various heads of department.
Hon. Tetteh Amanor informed the exercise forms part of the Regional Minister’s initiative on the “operation clean your frontage” agenda. Greater Accra happens to be the first to initiate such activity in keeping the city clean which other regions have emulated.
“The exercise is being carried out in all the electoral areas of both Old and New Ningo and the response has been positive. All the people have been involved in the exercise which we can all attest to it,” he said.
Also, he mentioned the exercise is not a nine-day wonder, the assembly began the exercise from Dawhenya, went to Afienya, Prampram, and now Great Ningo.
The District Environmental Health Officer (DEHO), Mad Evelyn Nani has informed the clean-up exercise is not going to end. It is an exercise that is carried out by the Assembly every month. She urged residents to take up the clean-up exercise daily which will help in beautifying the cities.
Mr. Bernand Mats Yingura was of the view we can attest to the initiative by the Regional Minister which is ongoing since last.
“In ensuring we live healthily we must keep our environment clean which the youth must learn from. We can’t live in an environment that’s unclean. The youth must step up in cleaning the environment. I am happy to see them in today’s activity.” He stated.
Commenting on the bye-laws, she stated the district bye-laws on “operation clean your frontage” has been gazette therefore anybody who violates the laws will face the law as it has been defined in the bye-laws. She, therefore, advised residents not to be victims of such.
In ensuring the public gets the education on “operation clean your frontage”, the District Director for the National Communication for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. Oppong Mensah said since the Regional Minister instituted the initiative, NCCE has taken it seriously and working every day educating the public on sanitation and the need to keep the environment clean. Working hand in hand with the environmental department of the assembly. In education and sensitization. NCCE has included the exercise in its quarterly programs to educate the public.
He mentioned his department engages various organizations like churches, schools, GPRTU as well individuals to educate them on sanitation.
The District Information Officer (ISD), Mad. Vida Annang highlighted some challenges that confront the education and sensitization exercise in the district. According to her, Ningo-Prampram District is a Dangbe-speaking community but it is a cosmopolitan community people complain of language barriers. “You will go to a community to educate them about government policies the response will be we don’t understand the language.”
The assembly has devised means of reaching the people to make them understand policies implemented by the government.