Abavana Schools Get Waste Bins
The Abavana Cluster of Schools at Kotobabi, Accra, has received a total of 48 waste bins from the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly (ACMA).
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for ACMA, Alhaji Mohammed Quaye, on Monday morning, met heads of the schools and some officials from the Ghana Education Service in the municipality where he presented the waste bins to them.
In his remarks, the MCE said the donation was in support of President Akufo-Addo’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in West Africa in a few years to come and that it behoves all metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure that the sanitation and waste management become one of the core mandates in their respective assemblies.
“The absence of waste bins in our households, schools and workplaces and other public places has been the major reason for the indiscriminate littering in our communities.“We are, therefore, making this presentation with the aim of changing the situation and keeping the environment clean,” he stressed.
The environmental sustainability and overall good health of the people of ACMA, he said, was a top priority of his outfit and, therefore, called on all stakeholders in the waste management value chain to play their respective roles to ensure that the sanitation challenge was tackled head-on.
He also called for a change in attitude among citizens to improve upon the sanitation situation, saying citizens should endeavour not to throw waste materials in and around the school compound, as well as the streets and gutters.
Receiving the items on behalf of the schools, the Municipal Director of Education, ACMA, Augustus Owusu-Agyemfra, expressed gratitude for the gesture and gave an assurance that they would be evenly distributed among the schools.
Besides, he made an appeal that disposal of waste generated has been a major challenge to the schools and that the MCE should use his good office to help them to properly dispose of their waste.