Minister expresses disappointment as Agbogbloshie traders for selling in filth
In her crusade to ensure that President Nana Akuffo-Addo’s dream of making Accra a clean city is achieved, Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah storm Agbogbloshie market early hours of Friday.
Date Created : 10/21/2018 9:40:34 AM : Story Author : Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanadistricts.com
Zoomlion sanitation workers teamed-up with their counterpart, Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and were on ground clearing woods that had been used to cover gutters which had under them a lot of rubbish mainly plastic and waste water, with bad stench.
As the exercise started 7:00am, it took the intervention of the Accra Mayor Adjei Sowah to help direct traffic that was becoming heavy and uncontrollable.
The Minister expressed disappointment when she witnessed most of the market women sitting comfortably in front of rubbish and going about their normal duties, as they sell to members of the public.
Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah had to ask most of the market women to sweep refuse in front of them, whiles others seeing her in the company of the Accra Mayor, Adjei Sowah vanished noticing that when they stay around and the Minister gets to them they would be asked to sweep the refuse in front of their goods.
Mrs. Cecilia Abena Dapaah indicated to most of the market women that her plans of getting them a bath house at Agbogbloshie might be abandoned because she realized that, the market women are not prepared to keep the place neat as they throw refuse anyhow.
She further lamented that most of the women she got close to were running away instead of doing the right thing, adding: “you should stop disgracing women, why can’t you keep this place clean? I want to help but you people are not allowing me”.
“You people are killing us, if the need be we have to sack all of you from here, you need to keep this place clean”, she lamented.
In addition she called on Zoomlion representatives to do their best to provide bins around so that the market women could dump their refuse in it.