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Accra, July 1, GNA –
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has directed its Environmental Health
Officers to issue notices and summons to residents in the metropolis who flout
the laws on sanitation.

Mr Sam Ayeh-Datey, the
Coordinating Director of the AMA, said this to newsmen during a clean-up
exercise held at Achimota in the Okaikoi North Electoral Area.

The exercise was held
as part of the

Accra, July 1, GNA –
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has directed its Environmental Health
Officers to issue notices and summons to residents in the metropolis who flout
the laws on sanitation.

Mr Sam Ayeh-Datey, the
Coordinating Director of the AMA, said this to newsmen during a clean-up
exercise held at Achimota in the Okaikoi North Electoral Area.

The exercise was held
as part of the National Sanitation Day (NSD).

The Ministry of Local
Government and Rural Development has instituted every July 1, to mark the NSD
for citizens to clean the environment.

Mr Ayeh-Datey said the
AMA would continue its untiring effort to sensitise the public on the need for
good sanitation and there is the need for the enforcement of the environmental
sanitation laws.

He said people should
be made to appreciate that a healthy environment is a major factor in the
development of our society adding that; “if we all change our attitudes and create
a clean and healthy environment, things will be better for all of us.”

The Coordinating
Director said the AMA alone cannot address the numerous environmental
challenges in Accra, hence the need for people to adopt a positive behaviour
towards sanitation to prevent diseases and help save lives.

Mr Thomas Mustapha
Ashong, the Presiding Member of the AMA, urged residents to desist from
politicising environmental issues since it undermines national effort at
combating the concern.

He appealed to all in
the metropolis to be mindful about the disposal of refuse into drains and
gutters as this leads to flooding.

GNA


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