The Volta Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ivy Mawufemor Amewugah, has reiterated the need for the town council under the Local Government to be revived in order to ensure a clean Ghana.

Ivy Amewugah made the comments after a cleanup exercise organised by her outfit in collaboration with the Ho Municipal Assembly, the 66 artillery regiment, and other security agencies within the assembly.

Ivy Mawufemor Amewugah recalled the once vibrant town council workers who made sure that every area was clean and tidy and people who couldn’t keep their areas clean were charged.

“In those days, the council was very vibrant and you could see the workers in people’s houses, market places and workplaces just to ensure that the environment was clean but now we don’t see that anymore,” she said.

The Director highlighted how vibrant the town council officers were and the enthusiasm of residents to ensure a clean environment and said, the town council should be reconsidered.

She, however, encouraged the environmental health unit to do more in this regard and also urged the government to help revive the town council department.

She said the Volta Regional NADMO will always help to make sure that Volta Region remains the cleanest Region in the country.

Pascal Agbagba of the Regional NADMO office urged residents with houses by the roadside, especially those around the drains to stop dumping refuse which resulted in choked gutters.

Pascal Agbagba commended Zoomlion for donating bins for the exercise.  

The Commanding Officer of the 66 artillery regiment, Lt. Col. Edward Sarpong Appiah, whose outfit took part in the exercise admonished residents to be law-abiding and always keep their environment clean.

He said it was necessary to keep the environment clean to avoid flooding as a result of choked gutters.

The Commanding Officer of the 66 artillery regiment,  Lt. Col. Edward Sarpong Appiah, whose outfit took part in the exercise admonished residents to be law-abiding and always keep their environment clean to avoid flooding during the rainy season. 

In the early 2000s, town council service was vibrant with officers moving from one household to the other to inspect if residents kept their surroundings clean. Defaulters were then fined or prosecuted.

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