MMDAS advised to invest in Solid Waste


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By Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA

Accra, Oct. 2, GNA – The Minister for Local
Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has called on
Metropolitan, Municipal District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to invest in refuse
collection to keep the environment clean.

She made these remarks to mark the World
Habitat day celebration on the side-lines of a Capacity Building Conference,
organised for MM

By Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA

Accra, Oct. 2, GNA – The Minister for Local
Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has called on
Metropolitan, Municipal District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to invest in refuse
collection to keep the environment clean.

She made these remarks to mark the World
Habitat day celebration on the side-lines of a Capacity Building Conference,
organised for MMDCEs at the Institute of Local Government Studies in Accra.

This year’s World Habitat Day celebration is
on the theme: “Municipal Solid Waste Management”.

Hajia Mahama said the United Nations designates
the first Monday of October, every year as World Habitat Day.

This she said is to reflect on the state of
our towns and cities, and on the fundamental right of all, to adequate shelter.

Hajia Mahama said the theme for the day was
timely and appropriate as it calls for action for Metropolitan, Municipal and
District Assemblies (MMDAs) to find strategies and innovations for improving
sanitation and solid waste management in towns and cities.

She noted that President Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo, recognises the importance of a clean and sustainable environment
and as such, directed all MMDAs to prioritise sanitation. 

She said all MMDAs no matter their size and
financial capacity can improve upon their current state of solid waste
management to become “waste wise” and advised the public for a change in
attitude in waste disposal and avoid littering of the environment.

The Minister further urged all Assemblies to
collaborate with each other in revenue collection and disposal and adopt
appropriate technology in recycling and treatment of solid waste.

GNA


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