Clean to celebrate Homowo: Ga Mantse, Ministers, Accra Mayor lead charge


In a bid to restore Accra’s cleanliness, the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, joined forces with the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Daniel Nii Titus-Glover, the Mayor of Accra, Madam Elizabeth Sackey, and other leaders to clean the capital city.

Sempe Mantse, Nii Adote Otintor II, speaking on behalf of Ga Mantse, expressed gratitude to his subjects for coming out to support the exercise.

He was, however, unhappy that Greater Accra is being engulfed with filth but added that with the participation of the traditional authorities and the indigenes, Accra will be clean again.

“Diseases do not discriminate against anybody therefore, everyone should partake in this exercise” he urged.

The Greater Accra Regional Minster, Daniel Nii Titus-Glover expressed gratitude to the participants and urged everyone to contribute to making Accra clean again.

He emphasized that this exercise was different from previous ones, as it would be ongoing until after the Homowo festival, promoting a culture of cleanliness and civic responsibility.

Madam Emma Adwoa Appea Osei-Dua, Communications and Corporate Affairs Director of Zoomlion, explained that Zoomlion, being a giant in waste management, decided to join the initiative by providing logistics and men to make it effective.

“This is significant to us because we want to rid Accra and Ghana of filth,” she emphasized.

Mr. Ernest Morgan Acquah, Public Relations and Corporate Affairs Manager of Zoomlion, emphasized the importance of proper waste disposal and announced stakeholder engagements and training for Asoafoatsemei to support the exercise.

He warned individuals about the health hazards of not properly disposing of waste and highlighted the importance of keeping homes and surroundings clean.

The Homowo Clean-up exercise, which took place across six zonal areas, targeted five clan areas: Samba, Gbese, Abola, Asere, Soho beach, and surrounding areas.

The “Clean to Celebrate Homowo” campaign is an initiative under the auspices of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council and supported by Zoomlion Ghana Ltd, and aims to restore Accra’s cleanliness and promote a culture of sustainability and civic responsibility.

The event saw a massive turnout of residents, traditional leaders, and government officials working together to clean the city’s streets, markets, and waterways.

The campaign’s significance is marked by the involvement of the GA Traditional Council, demonstrating their commitment to the well-being of the Ga people and the city’s development.

The leaders’ united effort aims to make Accra a cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful city for its residents, extending beyond the Homowo festival.

The ministries of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development, and other stakeholders have also pledged their support for the campaign, demonstrating a united commitment to a cleaner and better Accra.

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