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The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly, Mr Boye Laryea, has declared his municipality as a “no-go-area” for filth.

He said, sanitation was his major prioritise area to focus attention and the assembly would use all effort to ensure that the municipality has become one of the cleanest in the city.

Mr Laryea was speaking at a ceremony in Accra, to mark his one year in office.

One year in Office

He took office as MCE, on July 26, 2018, after he polled fourteen out of fourteen votes to get a 100 per cent approval from assembly members, last year, 2018.

Mr Laryea is the first MCE to serve at the Okaikei North Municipal Assembly which was created last year, march, 15, 2018.

The one-year celebration brought together school children from the St Charles Lwananga Parish at Fadama, the Al-Zakiya Islamic Basic School, the Aggrey Basic School and the Abeka Junior High School who marched through some principal streets in the municipality to display placards on good sanitation.

Some of the placards have inscription as: ‘Keep the City Clean’, ‘Say no to street hawking’, ‘Do not shit in the drain, No dumping of refuse in the gutters’, ‘Say no to spitting around’ and ‘Get toilet facilities in your premises’.

Pick-up litter stick

Boxes of pick-up litter sticks were also presented to the various educational circuits supervisors in the municipality, to lead schoolchildren in picking refuse from the environment and on the street

Mr Laryea charged school children and teachers to support the campaign against filth and become ambassadors of good sanitation practice.

He also called on residents to desist from dumping waste into gutters and on the shoulders of the road, adding that the assembly had waste bins placed at vantage points in the municipality.

He said “The assembly has begun arresting people who abuse the environment and will not spare anyone caught. We are also bringing back the regime of sanitary inspectors to fight filth in our communities”.

Story By: Jennifer Ansah

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