The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources is hopeful that President’s Akufo Addo’s dream of making the national capital, Accra, the cleanest city in Africa by 2020 will be achieved.
President Akufo-Addo in April 2017 promised to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa by the end of his first term.
The ambitious plan comes in the face of worsening sanitation problems in the capital, with city authorities struggling to deal with the situation.
More than a year after the announcement, many have doubted the President’s vision since nothing significant has been undertaken to rid the city of its heavy filth, except the launch of a national sanitation campaign which is yielding no result.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday however, sector minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, insisted that despite the current challenges, work is ongoing.
Madam Dapaah affirmed that the president’s dream of transforming the city will be realized by the year 2020.
“It can, why not? The president is determined, and I am sure we are all determined. For instance, the Ministry would have to provide leadership, monitoring, evaluation and assessment in ensuring that everything is provided for the assembly and the contractors to work effectively.”