Accra Mayor defeated?
“Accra to be the cleanest city in Africa within 100 days,” and “operation clean your frontage” or face the law in Sanitation courts were some of the catchphrases that built anxiety and expectations at the onset of the Akufo Addo administration.
Official determination on this case has not been in doubt. What is doubtful is whether that agenda would ever come to fruition, or if it does, win the day.
A cursory glance at Accra in a random fashion reveals that the President and the Mayor of Accra are being defeated by the people when it comes to the sanitation war.
In the night, or in the secrecy of location or the sheer actuation of mental disposition, people have the combination of a lack of discipline and the opposite inclination to scupper the official project.
Just take a look at Madina Zongo junction where the public has a field day in such matters. They use an item and drop what they don’t need on the ground. They bathe in the filth so created with careless abandon. Who cares!!
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), and the Information Services Department (ISD), both organs of public education appear to have gone moribund, leaving the President and the city’s Mayor as loners facing the overwhelming crowd that remained deaf and adamant to the sanitation campaign.