Persons who flout the Operation Clean Your Frontage rule by dumping their refuse indiscriminately in Accra will soon be apprehended and prosecuted by the police from next week.
The sanitation campaign which is backed by a new law will see city guards take action against persons whose surroundings are engulfed in filth.
Henry Quartey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, while urging individuals and corporate entities to make sure they clean their immediate surroundings to prevent arrest added that the government has trained 1,000 members of the task force dubbed the City Response Team that would ensure compliance with the sanitation by-law.
The task force is scheduled to be outdoored on Tuesday, April 26, 2022].
“Operation Clean Your Frontage is a by-law, passed and duly gazetted. If you are found dumping refuse indiscriminately, we have a law now to grab and prosecute you. Come Tuesday, 1,000 men and women drawn from the Greater Accra Region have undergone intensive training at the Bundase military camp. On Tuesday, we will outdoor them. Under ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’, you are to clean your house and immediate surroundings to the middle of the street. If you don’t do that, the law will catch you,” the minister said.
The Minister commissioned the ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ secretariat last week to receive complaints from the public and relay them to various MMDAs in the Greater Accra Region for swift action.
He cautioned that “traders selling at unauthorized places should move to designated places to conduct business without fail. From this day on, the call centre will be here and all the MMDAs will have call centres manned by NSS personnel and a task force led by ex-military officers. We expect that when a message is sent through the call centre, there will be a response within a maximum of one hour, in real-time, due to the traffic situation.”