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President’s Promise To Clean Accra; Not Possible - Prof. Grant

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The Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast Professor Peter Kojo Grant, has indicated that the President’s promise to make Accra the neatest city in Africa cannot be possible in the first term of his administration.

He is of the view that the current state and peculiar problems of Accra would make it very difficult for the president to fulfill his promise in his first term of office.

Speaking to Ama Bawa on the Atlantic wave yesterday, Prof. Grant noted that fulfilling the promise also involves a range of activities that would precede the actual cleaning exercise which can be limited by time.

Prof. Grant however noted that when the public is sensitized and support of stakeholders available, the President can fulfill this promise.

According to him, this is not the first time government in power has shown interest in cleaning the city. He advised that political parties and politicians should not interfere in the quest to clean the city. Professor Grant also called on all to support the president to achieve this promise.

Relatedly, a Lecturer at the Department of English of the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo Kantaka, indicated that the need to make Accra clean needs more commitment and political will to make it a reality.

He said the government should not assume the usual paternalistic posture but should engage the public in the decision making process and sensitize them on the need to keep the city clean.

Source: Monica Gmanab / ATL FM NEWS