By Samuel Nyigmabo
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey has officially launched the much-awaited sanitation policy, ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ today February 1, 2022.
At a meeting held with Security and National Service personnel to deploy them to the various assemblies within the region, the minister reiterated that ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ is not a nine-day wonder but the exercise will continue even after his tenure.
“ This is not a nine-day wonder, we will continue with this exercise and we want this exercise to stay with us so that one day when there is no Henry Quartey another Greater Accra Regional Minister will continue from there” he said.
The exercise will see a deployment of about 30, 000 personnel from the Security Service, National Service, ZoomLion, and 13 Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies to sensitize and ensure compliance with the policy. These personnel are expected to move to public places and from house to house to sensitize and enforce the policy.
Speaking to the media after the launch of the exercise, the minister said the Operation Clean Your Frontage is not something new but a reincarnation of ‘Nsamansama’ which has been with us for a long time.
He also clarified that the men and women from the security who are supporting the exercise will not brutalize anybody but ensure compliance and sensitize people on the program.
“We are not going to town to brutalize anybody, we are not going to town to beat anybody. These men have been trained to take action on sanitation. So we are going to the designated areas to ensure that people who selling one street move off the street and go onto the markets” he hinted.
The minister also disclosed that they have received clearance from the minister of finance to recruit about 3, 500 of which 1,200 are already in training and are expected to be out by the first week of March to be deployed onto the street to ensure strict adherence and implementation of the Bye-law.