The Civil Service at its 2021 awards night in Accra last Friday presented an honorary award to the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, for his exemplary leadership and contribution to national development.
The Minister, upon assumption of office, has embarked on a series of activities under the “Let’s Make Greater Accra Work” agenda, aimed at transforming the capital. The programme seeks to combat the increasing level of indiscipline in the region with its main focus on sanitation, security, education and road indiscipline.
Under the initiative, the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council, led by the Minister, supervised the relocation of onion traders at the Agbogbloshie market to Adjen Kotoku in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The move, according to the Minister, was to help decongest the city, and to offer the various onion trader unions a much more decent and conducive environment to ply their trade.
There has also been the introduction of the Operation Clean Your Frontage programme to deal with the insanitary conditions in the capital, and also curb indiscriminate parking and street vending. This brought forth the Operation Clean Your Frontage taskforce that has been mandated to enforce sanitation by-laws under the intervention.
Mr Henry Quartey has also assured a collaboration with the Education Ministry to have all Ga teachers who have been posted to other regions transferred back to the city. This is aimed at helping to tackle the growing concern of shortage of Ga teachers in Accra.
Reference can also be made to the demolition of unlawfully erected structures that were mounted at key areas in the capital.
Mr Henry Quartey expressed gratitude to the President for his nomination as the Greater Accra Regional Minister, which had earned him the honorary award from the Ghana Civil Service Council.
He said the award would serve as a motivation to continue with the vision of transforming the Greater Accra Region.