President Nana Akufo-Addo’s quest to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa faces huge setbacks as heaps of refuse were reportedly sitting at the frontage of the seat of government, Jubilee House Monday, February 25, 2019.
The Finder newspaper’s February 25, 2019 edition revealed how rubbish was dotted along the principal streets of Accra including the seat of government and the Army Officers’ Mess, opposite 37 Military Hospital.
It was a shame seeing refuse, including polythene bags, heaped on the boundary between Jubilee House and the building that once housed the French Embassy.
Between Jubilee House and the walls of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, refuse was heaped on the pavement. The report which got many Ghanaians talking on social media led to the immediate cleaning of the mess at the frontage of Jubilee House and the areas.
Some workers within the sanitation sector were spotted sweeping and cleaning around the official seat of government, Jubilee House.
Interestingly, the news of the heap of rubbish in front of the seat of government comes days after the President Akufo-Addo indicated during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday, February 21, 2019, that sanitation in the country had improved significantly.
“Last year, I reiterated before you, my pledge of improving sanitation in the country and making Accra the cleanest city in Africa by the end of my term. Mr. Speaker, there has been a significant improvement in sanitation even though I acknowledge that more can be done,” Akufo-Addo told Parliament in the delivery of his 2019 SONA.