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Former President John Mahama has said he does not understand what the Sanitation Minister, Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, is doing in that “useless” ministry.
According to Mr Mahama, “If the President had taken it [Sanitation Ministry] as one of his promises, then he has failed very badly, especially for the fact that you have a sanitation minister, you cannot understand what the sanitation minister is doing.”
The flag bearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) indicated in a Facebook Live transmission on Monday, 23 December 2019 that he would scrap the Sanitation Ministry should he win the 2020 elections.
“We will move the sanitation ministry back to Local Government”, Mr Mahama said, adding: “I think it is one of the most useless ministries”.
“It hasn’t proven itself, it has not achieved anything in the last three years, so, we will move it back to the Local Government Ministry. We will put a deputy minister there who we will empower to make sure that the district assemblies are doing the right thing, and that they are surcharging people who keep their compound dirty or who do not keep their surroundings clean.”
He said owing to the uselessness of that ministry, the national capital, Accra, has become the “dirtiest” city in West Africa.
“Accra has become the dirtiest city, I think, in the whole of West Africa,” Mr Mahama told journalists and Ghanaians in a live Facebook address on Tuesday, 24 December 2019.
In Mr Mahama’s view, Abuja and Abidjan, the capital cities of Nigeria and The Ivory Coast, “look cleaner than Accra”.
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