Sanitation expert says making Accra The cleanest city remains a mirage unless there is political will

| Updated Apr 24, 2017 at 3:07pm



President Akufo-Addo Sunday declared he would make Accra one of the cleanest city in Africa. How is the President going to prosecute this agenda and how feasible is this ambition.

The Director of the Institute of Environment and Sanitation, Prof Chris Gordon tells GBC’s George Ankrah the President can easily achieve this if he masters the political will to do all what has already been designed to manage sanitation.

Meanwhile, a former Zonal Officer of Community Water and Sanitation Agency, CONIWAS, Benjamin Lartey, says it will be difficult making Accra the cleanest city in Africa.

He believes this is mere rhetoric as there is no political will and the commitment to enforce sanitation bye laws and hold people accountable for their actions and inactions.

In an interview with GBC, Mr Lartey bemoaned the citizens’ attitude of littering the streets with impunity and called for strict punishment.

He called for institutional strengthening and putting the right personnel to manage sanitation agencies.