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Homowo2024: MMDAs in Accra to organise clean-up exercises from July 2 to August 20

An initiative to address pressing sanitation challenges in the Greater Accra Region and promote a cleaner environment ahead of the annual Homowo festival has been launched.

Launched at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) under the theme “Unite to Clean”, the initiative dubbed the “Homowo Clean-Up Exercise” is scheduled to commence on July 2 and run until August 20, 2024.

The initiative, spearheaded by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC) in collaboration with the Ga Traditional Council (GTC) and supported by the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Ministry for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, will begin from the Accra Metropolis, specifically #GaMashie, to the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly, among other Assemblies in the region.

The #GaMantse ,His Royal Majesty, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, who officially launched the 2024 #Homowo Clean-Up Exercise, called for collective action and responsibility in addressing environmental degradation across the Greater Accra Region.

The King outlined expectations for the clean-up exercise, noting that all shops and businesses in the designated areas would be closed on the day of the event, urging all leaders of various groups and associations and all residents to participate fully.

King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II urged residents to adhere strictly to sanitation bye-laws and called for violators to face the full rigours of the law without external interventions.

The King also appealed to corporate bodies to adopt healthy green policies and beautify the capital while calling on the Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) to work with local authorities to declutter billboards and remove unauthorised advertising materials to improve the city’s aesthetics.