President Nana Addo promises to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa by the end of his tenure in office…
Ghana will see a cleaner and neater Accra before the tenure of President Akufo-Addo runs out, the President himself has said. Nana Addo has pledged his commitment to making Accra the cleanest city on the African continent within the next four years. This assurance comes at a time when Ghanaians are in need of better living conditions, with regards to proper environmental sanitation.
Nana Addo Promises Cleaner Accra
On Sunday 23 April, President Nana Addo was enstooled a chief in Jamestown Accra, by the President of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio, together with the chiefs and people of Jamestown.
President Nana Addo promises at the event held in his honor, to put measures in place to curb the overwhelming rate of wrongful waste disposal in Ghana’s capital.
Stating clear his intentions, the President assured that before the end of his tenure, “Accra will be the cleanest city on the entire African continent”. The President urged the people to support the intentions of his administration towards achieving a cleaner Accra which will in turn, be of great benefit to the nation at large.
As part of the enstoolment, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio gave Nana Addo the stool name “Nii Kwaku Ablade Okogyeaman I”, which means “Royal Warrior; One who fights to redeem his people”. Nana Addo was given the prestigious title as a result of his admirable humanitarian affiliations. These include his records as a human rights lawyer and an advocate of the rule of law and the restoration of multiparty democracy.
These good records according to the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council President, prove that he (Nana Addo) truly has the welfare of Ghanaians at heart. He also said the massive 2016 victory shows that Ghanaians have confidence in the President’s mandate to transform their living conditions and the country’s economy.
Nana Addo Urged to Fulfill Promises
Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio urged Nana Addo to put measures in place to ensure the implementation of his promises. The Chief also went ahead to state some of the areas which need improvement. The transformation of the Korle Lagoon into a scenic landscape to boost tourism; the modernization of markets in Jamestown; and the implementation of the 1-District-1-Factory; were all mentioned by him, as part of the areas that need significant change.
The chief assured Nana Addo of the people’s support and prayers as they strongly believe he would meet expectations.
President Nana Addo who was grateful to Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio, the Chiefs and people of the Ngleshie Alata, assured to fulfill all promises made to them in due time.
Waste poses a threat to public health and the environment if it is not stored, collected, and disposed of properly. The problem of waste solid or liquid not just in Accra, but the entire country has drawn lots of attention, as its increasing rate indicates looming health hazards on citizens.