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Government to spend GH¢200m on sanitation

BY: Getrude Ankah Nyavi
President Nana Addo
President Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says an amount of GH¢200 million will be spent by government to tackle sanitation issues in the country.

“Urgent attention will be given to clearing of rubbish all around the country. Apart from the systematic efforts being made to resolve the legacy of inherited debts in the sector, government will spend an amount of GH¢200 million to address the issue of sanitation.”

Delivering the State of the Nation Address on Thursday, the President said the government is also working with various private sector players to improve sanitation.

“Government is working with various private sector authorities to tackle this major challenge with strategies that are intended to effect a change in our attitudes towards waste and filth as well as improve dramatically our methods of waste management. This will be complemented by the strict enforcement of sanitation rules and regulations.”

Expressing concern about the poor sanitary conditions in the country, President Nana Addo described the menace as “unacceptable.”

“Our cities have been engulfed by filth and there is the urgent need for public authorities to finance and make our cities clean and in the case of Accra, fulfilling my pledge, one of the most ambitious of my presidency, to make it the cleanest city of Africa by the end of my term”.

He also called for urgent need for public authorities to find means of making cities in Ghana clean.

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