THE TEMA Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) and some security agencies in the metropolis last Saturday undertook a clean-up exercise to improve sanitation in the area.
The four-hour exercise dubbed: “Stand for Clean Tema Campaign” which was led by the newly-confirmed Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Isaac Ashai Odamtten saw the people clearing weeds at Community 9 cemetery, desilting choked drains and cleaning major markets.
Mr Odamtten who spoke after the exercise thanked the people for their communal spirit and asked them to keep it up.
He, therefore, called on residents of Tema to change their attitude towards issues of sanitation in the metropolis, and get actively involved in the clean-up exercise anytime it was organized.
The TMA boss was optimistic that a time would come when residents of Tema would voluntarily embark on clean-up exercises on their own, without the Assembly getting involved.
He mentioned some of the sanitation problems, confronting his outfit as indiscriminate dumping of refuse, sewer bust, among others, and assured the residents that the Assembly would put in place measures to contain the situation.
He announced that recalcitrant residents who litter, defecate at unauthorized places and dispose of indiscriminately would be prosecuted at the newly established Sanitation and Motor Court created in Tema.
“The law must act and haul people to sanitation court to become part of community life rather than once and while have a communal labour to impact communal spirit into the residents,” he said.
Making Tema clean, according to the MCE, “Is one of the eight thematic areas that my administration has targeted with the others being, security, safety measures at the markets, parks, social service and governance, tourism and cultural exchange and infrastructure.”
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