The Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council says the involvement of the National Service Personnel (NSP) in the ‘Operation Clean your Frontage’ exercise is not for clean-up as being reported.
It clarified that the personnel would only assist with sensitising the public on the roll out of the bye-law.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, in a press statement issued yesterday described those remarks as unfortunate propaganda.
According to him, the Council received confirmation of about 15,000 service personnel, over 2,000 males and females drawn from the security services, while about 2,000 of them are Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and Zoomlion workers.
Mr Henry Quartey indicated that the team would be working in collaboration with the Council, together with “13 Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies for a massive sensitisation drive to mark the commencement of the ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ Bye-Law…in the heart of the city.”
Portions of the statement noted that there had been engagements with the clergy and business community, saying they had pledged their support and participation in the programme.
He therefore encouraged all the city dwellers to join the drive to make our city clean and ‘make Greater Accra Work’.
Clean your frontage
The ‘Operation Clean you Frontage’ policy by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council seeks to make it obligatory for all individuals and corporate entities to be responsible for the cleaning and greening of their immediate surroundings.
The campaign will, among other things, encourage the greening of the city, and the necessary by-laws have been passed and gazetted by the 29 Assemblies in the Greater Accra Region to enable the lawful implementation of the initiative.
The Regional Minister in 2021 revealed at the launch of the ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ initiative, that the government was in the process of recruiting over 3,500 youth to support the initiative. He also assured that a taskforce would be put in place to enforce the by-laws.