GEMA CLEANS UP DOME MARKET AND OTHER PARTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY TO MARK THE 5TH NATIONAL SANITATION DAY

By: Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman

Staff of the Assembly, led by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. John Kwao Sackey, joined residents to embark on a clean-up exercise in some parts of the municipality to mark the 6th National Sanitation Day instituted by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development under the immediate past Minister, Hon. Julius Debrah in November last year.

Early Saturday morning, senior officers joined their colleagues at Kwabenya, Dome Town and the Dome Market to clear filth and weed bushy areas. They also disilted choked gutters with special effort from the Ghana National Fire Service.

The involvement of National Service Personnel in the municipality was an additional motivation to the regular staff as they joined efforts to clean up the municipality.

Traders who spoke to GEMANEWS in the Dome Market appealed to the Assembly to fast-track its plans of building a modern facility for them to end the numerous challenges they face in the market especially whenever it rains.

They also pleaded to the Assembly to enforce sanitation bye-laws to ensure that the market is kept under hygienic conditions always.

Chief Fire Officer, Peter Tetteh, expressed worry about the attitude of people who throw plastic and other non-biodegradable materials into the gutters and implored the people to have an attitudinal change to ensure that we all live healthily.

The Municipal Planning Officer, Mr Sampson Slessor Agbeve, indicated that the Assembly will soon embark rigorous enforcement of the sanitation bye-laws where flouters would be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent.

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5TH NATIONAL SANITATION DAY IN PIX

MCE joined by GNFS Personnel at Dome Market
MCE joined by Chief Fire Officer Tetteh and his Officers at Dome Market for the clean-up exercise
People loading the Dump Truck at the Dome Market
People loading the Dump Truck at the Dome Market
Officers, Hon. Members and residents team up with Ghana Nat'l Fire Service to clear choked gutters at Dome
Officers, Hon. Members and residents team up with Ghana Nat’l Fire Service to clear choked gutters at Dome
Officers, Hon. Members and residents team up with Ghana Nat'l Fire Service to clear choked gutters at Dome
Officers, Hon. Members and residents team up with Ghana Nat’l Fire Service to clear choked gutters at Dome
One of the Container Trucks getting ready to be loaded
One of the Container Trucks getting ready to be loaded
A Container Truck ready to cart loaded refuse away
A Container Truck ready to cart loaded refuse away
CFO Tetteh with Owusu Wiafe, EHO
CFO Tetteh with Owusu Wiafe, EHO
MPO, S.S. Agbeve (pointing to something) with MBO, Noah Tali (in white t-shirt) and other officers supervising the exercise in Dome town
MPO, S.S. Agbeve (pointing to something) with MBO, Noah Tali (in white t-shirt) and other officers supervising the exercise in Dome town
CFO Tetteh giving directions
CFO Tetteh giving directions
Chocked gutter disilted at Dome
Chocked gutter disilted at Dome
Some Officials at the clean-up exercise; from left: Christine Osie-Bonsu, (Dir., Social Development Department), Hon. Benjamin Okai (Assembly Member for Dome West), Mohammed Ibrahim (Accountant - Dome Zonal Council)
Some Officials at the clean-up exercise; from left: Christine Osie-Bonsu, (Dir., Social Development Department), Hon. Benjamin Okai (Assembly Member for Dome West), Mohammed Ibrahim (Accountant – Dome Zonal Council)
National Service Personnel participating in the clean-up exercise
National Service Personnel participating in the clean-up exercise
Hon. Franklin Frempong Manso (Assembly Member for Taifa South) frantically attempting to demolish unauthorized wooden structure on a gutter in the Dome Market
Hon. Franklin Frempong Manso (Assembly Member for Taifa South) frantically attempting to demolish unauthorized wooden structure on a gutter in the Dome Market

More pix to follow……

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