SANITATION MUST POWER ROTATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE – NPP CHAIR
The Bekwai constituency chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr.
Patrick Adu Gyamfi has commended the President for the choice of
Tamale for the 62nd observation of the Independence day Parade.
He has also lauded the President’s intention to rotate the
independence day parade following the success of the Tamale edition,
the first ever outside the capital of Accra.
Mr. Adu Gyamfi has, however, suggested that sanitation should be used
as the criteria for the selection of the regional capital out of the
now 16 regional capitals every year to host the Independence Day
The NPP executive has, therefore, recommended that the government
through the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources to institute a
competition for the Regions and that the regional capital which
emerges the cleanest and overall winner qualifies to host the
Mr. Adu Gyamfi, the proposal would be a perfect plan to tackle the
worsening sanitation problems with city authorities are struggling to
deal with the situation.
He noted that the adoption of sanitation as a yardstick for the
selection of cleanest regional capital for the occasion would also
contribute to the President’s bid to make Accra the cleanest city in
Africa by the end of his term.
In April 2017, President Akufo-Addo declared war on filth in Ghana and
promised to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa.
The NPP chairman said not only would Accra as the national capital
and regional capitals be clean but also the district capitals as
cleanliness would transcend to the various towns and communities.
According to him, the proposed competition would help enhance
sanitation and ensure discipline among MMDAs across the regions
which should form the basis of the competition.
The Bekwai NPP chairman has therefore charged the MMDAS make waste
collection and the fight against filth a priority in order to tackle
the phenomenon of heaps of garbage which are common features in most
In his view, the exercise would also give the national sanitation
campaign, which is yielding no result, a better boost.