Traders at the Tema Central Business District (CBD) have started breathing fresh air, after the Metropolitan Assembly’s Waste Department evacuated heaps of refuse deposited in the area.
Additionally, silted drains were clearedn and for the first time, after months, water freely flowed, making the place more hygienic for traders, customers, residents and motorists.
Felix Mensah Anang-La, Metropolitan Chief Executive, said the exercise would be sustained at the CBD to keep the area clean.
He said the Assembly had conducted several Town Hall meetings at the various electoral areas and business centres to sensitise the public on the need to keep their surroundings clean.
The TMA has activated its Sanitation Court, and so, Mr Anang-La said, the Assembly would soon launch a full-scale enforcement of the Assembly’s bye-laws on sanitation to punish offenders. He said personnel at the Public Health Department would be deployed to visit homes, communities, and business centres to inspect and ensure strict compliance with the Assembly’s bye-laws on sanitation.
Again, the Assembly would ensure that every business operator in Tema, especially businesses within the CBD area, has a receptacle for refuse, and to ensure that it is properly managed and disposed of at the refuse transit station.
Indeed, business operators in the CBD do not have refuse bins in their shops, and so they improperly manage their waste.
Drawing the curtain down, Felix Mensah Anang-La warned that the Assembly was prepared to enforce its sanitation by-laws to the letter, therefore, residents and visitors to the area should be warned.