Monday, 08 March

Cleanest city in Africa: Accra on course – Dapaah

General News
Cecilia Dapaah

Sanitation and Water Resources Minister-designate Cecilia Dapaah has told Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 that: "Accra is on course to becoming the cleanest city that the President said in absolute terms”.

“I think we are on course, looking at what we started doing and what I continued from my colleague”, she said.

“Most important of all, we have also, through the GAMA [Greater Accra Metropolitan Area] project, provided 3,300 household toilets”, adding: “That is also part of the cleanliness projects we have undertaken”.

She said a proposed Sanitation Fund will help achieve the goal.

“We are proposing that there should be a Sanitation Fund, either supplied by the government of Ghana or through a Sanitation Levy so that we will be well-equipped, financially, to take care of the gap in the financing of sanitation in this country.”

The President promised to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa in his first term but that was not achieved.