THE GREATER Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey has assured all Ghanaians, especially residents of region, of the commitment of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to deliver on the mandate to make “Accra Work Again” agenda a reality.
Speaking to a press conference yesterday in Accra, he said in spite of the challenges his outfit faced, it nonetheless successfully implemented most of their programmes for the period under review
This, according to him, include decongestion, clean-up and relocation projects; decongestion exercise at Madina Zongo Junction, relocation of bulk onion sellers at Agbogbloshie to Adjen Kotoku in the Ga West Municipality , and ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ aimed at improving sanitation in Accra.
Others are the construction of solid waste transfer stations at Ashaiman, Ga East Municipal and Response Team, the protection of government lands that have been encroached upon by land guard and squatters in Accra especially the CSIR lands at Madina, and the restoration of Rasmar Wetlands at Sakumono .
The Minister, who is also the chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC), said the RCC in collaboration with the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has over the period ensured strict enforcement of the Road Traffic Regulations (2012) L.I.2180.
He added, “The use of sirens and strobe lights has reduced drastically, 10,000 streetlights has been procured and installed over the region and 20,000 more streetlights are being procured to enhance visibility within the region.”
Mr. Quartey, who bemoaned the lack of inadequate sanitation courts in most districts in the region and ineffective interagency collaboration, said efforts were being made by his outfit to address the challenges in spite of some constraints faced by his outfit, while commending the work of all stakeholders especially the President and REGSEC for their immense support throughout the year.