Personnel deployed to ensure the improvement in sanitation are already crying foul.
Some members of the Operation Clean Your Frontage taskforce in parts of the Greater Accra Region are contesting claims that they are perpetrating illegalities.
Scores of them who picketed The Multimedia Group raised concerns about purported attempts to undermine their hard work.
This occurred after the city response team undertook its latest Operation Clean Your Frontage exercise on Thursday.
After the exercise, hundreds of them trooped to the forecourt of the media company to express their frustrations.
Some of them told Myjoyonline.com that the allegations of extortion among others are affecting their morale.
“When we went out they were telling us that we are here to take bribes and other things and we told them that is not our issue here. Our enforcement is to work well and make our country work,” she said.
They are accusing some persons including Greater Accra Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Moses Abor of courting disaffection for the taskforce.
“They are tarnishing our image,” the official added.
On July 4, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey warned personnel deployed to ensure a cleaner Accra to execute their duties diligently.
According to him, reports of abuse and extortion during the discharge of their duties will not be taken lightly.
“Anybody who even makes an attempt to collect somebody’s tomatoes, you are gone… If you make an attempt to extort from somebody, even one cedi, you are gone,” he said on Monday.
He was speaking at a brief ceremony in Accra to deploy some 898 men and women as part of the Operation Clean Your Frontage initiative.
It is for this reason that the group insists they have committed to ridding the city of filth without harming or taking advantage of any trader.
One of them told JoyNews “our father told us that we shouldn’t go out there beating the people and insulting them.”
They are urging government to help dispel these accusations to provide a tranquil environment for them to work.
The taskforce is expected to clamp down on the indiscriminate disposal of waste across the city.
- We were never consulted on NDC Parliamentary leadership reshuffle – Muntaka Mubarak
- Minority Leadership reshuffle an affront to dignity of NDC Caucus – Dr. Dominic Ayine
- Financial crisis has affected my GH¢106k investment – Agyinasare
- Tullow Oil challenges GRA over $300m tax imposition
- ‘I’ve had frank conversations with Haruna Iddrisu’ – Ato Forson reveals
- Stonebwoy thanks Asamoah Gyan for paying for his surgery 7 years ago
- NDC national executives to meet Minority Caucus over reshuffle
- Debt Exchange Programme: Government reaches agreement with Ghana Insurers Association
- Consultations are not mandatory – Dr. Spio-Garbrah on change in Minority leadership
- Haruna Iddrisu, Muntaka Mubarak still leaders of Minority Caucus – Cletus Avoka
- Decision to reshuffle NDC’s Minority Leadership was taken by FEC – Yamin
- AMA to roll out digital revenue collection system in March 2023
- Let’s assemble our own domestic IMF team before we are told to do so – Alhassan Andani
- Commercial banks should not be faulted for selling cocoa bills – Alhassan Andani
- DDE could be a positive turning point for Ghana – Alhassan Andani
- Mahama speaks on Africa’s strategic priorities at Chatham House
- Pusiga celebrates late philanthropist’s 67 years of changing lives
- Debt Exchange Programme: Jubilee House, EMT against inclusion of individual bondholders – Bright Simons
- National Labour Commission directs CETAG to call off strike
- Pope Francis appoints Rev Fr Samuel Nkuah-Boateng as Bishop of Wiawso Diocese
- Court threatens to strike out case against Agradaa
- Asiedu Nketia leads party delegation to attend Mahama-led lecture in UK
- George Ferguson Laing: Why the looming water crisis may be a glimmer of hope for climate awareness
- Change in Minority Leadership: Rescind decision – Dr Amoako Baah tells NDC national executive
- The Story of Prophet Elisha: Case Study of Apprenticeship for Ghana – Part Two