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Sanitation Minister Pays Working Visit to WGMA

As part of efforts to realise the vision of the government to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Honourable Cecilia Dapaah, has paid a working visit to the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly to acquaint herself with issues and challenges facing sanitation in the municipality.

The visit, on Wednesday 23rd October 2019, formed part of a tour of four municipalities in the Greater Accra Region.

Hon Cecilia Dapaah was accompanied by Directors and Heads of Departments of her Ministry.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Hon Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor, assisted by the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mrs Mercy Quansah, welcomed the Minister and her team to the Assembly.

The Minister and her team were taken to various locations across the municipality to have first hand information on recycling and disposal of waste.

The team visited five (5) different plastic waste recycling companies in and around Oblogo and Weija.

The Honourable Minister interacted with both the employers and employees of the companies.

She advised them on best practices to meet international standards in their line of work.

The final site was the Tetegu junction where Hon Cecilia Dapaah advised hawkers in the area on cleanliness and proper ways of refuse disposals.

She commended the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly for providing bins to some households and businesses. She encouraged the MCE and the Municipal Assembly to cover more areas in the bin distribution.

In an interview with the media, Hon Patrick Kumor (MCE) said the Municipal Assembly was on top of the job to make Weija-Gbawe the cleanest municipality in the Greater Accra Region.

Julius Sarpei,
PRO, Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.