Ghana

Abavana Schools Get Waste Bins

Alhaji Mohammed Quaye (left) presenting the waste bins to Augustus Owusu-Agyemfra

THE ABAVANA Cluster of Schools at Kotobabi, Accra, has received a
total of 48 waste bins from the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly (ACMA).

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for ACMA, Alhaji Mohammed Quaye,
on Monday morning, met heads of the schools and some officials from the Ghana
Education Service in the municipality where he presented the waste bins to
them.

In his remarks, the MCE said the donation was in support of
President Akufo-Addo’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in West Africa
in a few years to come and that it behoves all metropolitan, municipal and
district assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure that the sanitation and waste management
become one of the core mandates in their respective assemblies.

“The absence of waste bins in our households, schools and workplaces
and other public places has been the major reason for the indiscriminate
littering in our communities.

“We are, therefore, making this presentation with the aim of
changing the situation and keeping the environment clean,” he stressed.

The environmental sustainability and overall good health of the
people of ACMA, he said, was a top priority of his outfit and, therefore,
called on all stakeholders in the waste management value chain to play their
respective roles to ensure that the sanitation challenge was tackled head-on.

He also called for a change in attitude among citizens to improve
upon the sanitation situation, saying citizens should endeavour not to throw
waste materials in and around the school compound, as well as the streets and
gutters.

Receiving the items on behalf of the schools, the Municipal Director
of Education, ACMA, Augustus Owusu-Agyemfra, expressed gratitude for the
gesture and gave an assurance that they would be evenly distributed among the
schools.

Besides, he made an appeal that disposal of waste generated has been
a major challenge to the schools and that the MCE should use his good office to
help them to properly dispose of their waste.

By Nii Adjei Mensahfio