The Accra Zonal Supervisor of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mr Robert Coleman, has urged the government to, as a matter of urgency, create a special court to prosecute people who disobey sanitation regulations.
That, he observed, would go a long way to help the country to resolve the increasing sanitation menace.
“If the government endorsed the creation of the motor courts to address issues of road safety, then it is also imperative that special sanitation courts are created to instil sanitation consciousness among the people, ”he contended.
Mr Coleman made the call in an interview with the Daily Graphic during a clean-up and beautification campaign organised by zoomlion in some parts of Accra.
“This clean-up exercise is very important, because given the historic nature of this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections, delegates from other African countries and the European Union, including Ghanaians from the Diaspora as well as the international community will be in Ghana to witness the elections,” he stated, adding that there was the need to beautify the capital, particularly in view of the coming Christmas festivities.
Mr Coleman said the Zoomlion thought it wise, as they did during the Ghana @ 50 celebrations and the CAN 2008 tournament, to clean up and also beautify the national and regional capitals by painting pavement walls along major ceremonial roads.
The campaign, dubbed: “Peace Clean-up” was in collaboration with Krafty Hospitality, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), in conjunction with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), some market women associations, members of selected churches and the office of the National Chief Imam.
Some of the major roads to be beautified, include roads from Shiashie to the Airport Junction, 37 Military Hospital, through to the Ako Adjei Interchange to the Kwame Nkrumah Danquah Circle.
Mr Coleman urged the government to liaise with the appropriate authorities to outline a comprehensive sanitation policy to ensure that sanitation laws were enforced, and that must include the reintroduction of the “Saman Saman” (sanitation inspection task force).
Source – Graphic Online