AMA to abrogate contracts of non-performing waste management firms

Dr. Vanderpuije - Accra Mayor

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is to abrogate contracts of non-performing solid waste management contractors within the next three months if they fail to improve on their operations.

The companies are Liberty, Mesworld, Yafuru, Ayittey Brothers Waste Management Contractors and Dapeng Cleaning Services.

The Chief Executive of AMA, Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, announced these at the First Ordinary Meeting of the Second Session of the Fifth AMA, in Accra on Wednesday.

He said areas of operations of the companies had been reduced so that they could improve their performances, and  new contractors had been assigned to help improve sanitation in the metropolis.

Mr Vanderpuije said under the Polluter Pay System, waste management contractors were expected to register households, provide bins and clear them of garbage on regular basis.

He said during President John Evans Atta Mills recent trip to the USA, he signed a Memoradum of Understanding with Exim Bank and secured a $590 million loan for the construction of storm drains, sewage lines and water retention reservoirs, to prevent flooding in Accra.

Mr. Vanderpuije said Parliament was yet to approve the loan for work to begin, and added that the Legon Sewerage Project, would solve sewerage problems when completed.

He said the sewerage would serve the University of Ghana, Presbyterian Boys School, Institute of Professional Studies, and it would in future include Haatso, East and West Legon, Okponglo and Madina.

Source: GNA

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