Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije
Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije

Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has expressed disappointment about the apathy shown by the Abossey Okai Spare Parts dealers during the National Sanitation Day in Accra.

Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije
Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije

He regretted that despite the numerous meetings held with their executives to ensure full participation in the sanitation exercise, the spare parts dealers remained adamant.

Dr Vanderpuije expressed the dissatisfaction at Abossey Okai when he joined the community members to clean the area on the National Sanitation Day exercise.

He said many people in the metropolis did not obey by-laws on environmental health which was the basis of the poor waste management in Accra.

He said the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) alone cannot tackle the enormous environmental issues, and called on the citizenry to initiate measures to assist in solving the problems.

The MCE advised the spare parts dealers to desist from the indiscriminate littering of streets, gutters and water bodies, which he said, lead to environmental pollution.

Dr Vanderpuije gave the assurance that the AMA would intensify its education on sanitation, and factors that militate against the development of the Metropolis.

Mr Kwesi Obeng, a spare parts dealer who also expressed surprise of the attendance at the exercise, told the Ghana News Agency that at this time and age people should not continue to litter without thinking of the effects it would have on the economy.

He called on the AMA to be stringent in enforcing its environmental bye-laws to bring sanity to Abossey Okai and its environs.

?Almost everyone is looking up to the government for everything, but this is not the case all over the world where I have travelled to,? he said.

GNA

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