Assembly spends GHs 2,500,000 on sanitation annually
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The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has been spending GHc2,500,000 annually on sanitation since 2009, Alhaji Abdul Haruna Friday, the Tamale Metro Chief Executive, has said.
He said the city generates an average of 250 tons of refuse per day out of which 73 percent is collected and appealed to youth groups and traditional rulers to complement the clean-up activities of the assembly to make the city tidy.
Alhaji Friday said this in Tamale on Thursday during a stakeholder’s meeting to sensitize and consult the stakeholders of the city on the intentions of the assembly to embark on a de-congestion exercise.
He said the decongestion exercise would start on February 4 and that traders on pavements, people who wrongly park their vehicles and stray animals would not be tolerated, adding that the metropolis had experienced lawlessness by traders, riders and drivers for far too long.
Alhaji Friday said since 2009, the assembly had implemented not less than 360 infrastructural projects in areas of health, education, agriculture and roads and was determined to undertake more projects.