Tema Newtown residents boycott clean-up by assembly

Some residents of Tema Newtown over the weekend boycotted the clean-up exercise organised by the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) in the metropolis.

According to the residents, basic logistics such as gloves, nose mask, shovel, brooms, wheel barrows and containers were not made available to them.

Some of the residents in Community Two, who also refused to take part in the clean-up exercise, said they were not properly informed about the day and time of the upcoming clean-up exercise.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr  Frank Asante  Public Relations Officer, TMA, said, his outfit appreciated the enthusiasm of the young and able men who were willing to keep the environment clean although they had no logistic to do so.

Mr. Asante said the exercise was the second in the series so far, adding that, a third one is in the offing, which he promised that logistics would be made available.

He said after the third exercise, the TMA will embark on public education on the need for the residents in the metropolis to take up the exercise and make it part of their daily activity.

He advised the residents to take the exercise seriously because the Assembly would strictly enforce all the environment and sanitation laws soon and that all individuals and institutions who flout them would face the law. — GNA

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