Environmental Health Inspectors with the Joy Clean Ghana Campaign team on Tuesday forced traders at the Agbogbloshie Market to desilt and clean filthy gutters close to where foodstuffs were being sold.
Joy News’ Nancy Emefa Dzradosi reports that plantains and spinach (komtomire) were being sold close to the putrid gutters that were full of a mischief of huge rats.
Houseflies and other insects were hovering around fresh foodstuffs when the Joy Clean Ghana Campaign team arrived in the sprawling popular market in Accra.
The Multimedia Group has partnered with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to embark on the Joy Clean Ghana Campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the need to keep the environment clean after the increasing rise in sanitation problems in the country.
During the campaign, the Joy news team would follow AMA officials to undisclosed places in Accra, arrest and penalise offenders.
The joint campaign is also intended to assist the AMA to enforce sanitation bye-laws and raise awareness about the need to keep our environment clean.
Watch photos from the visit to the Agbogbloshie Market below.