President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged to make Accra the cleanest city on the continent in the next four years.
The President was speaking to chiefs of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area when he made the proclamation.
Ghana’s capital city is amazingly a centre of filth, with annual outbreaks of cholera not all that uncommon.
Speaking after he had been enstooled as a new chief of Jamestown, Nana Addo pledged to tackle the issue and solve it before he leaves office.
“The commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term in office, Accra will be the cleanest city on the entire African continent. That is the commitment I am making.” the President said.
“I am going to do everything within my power to be the measure of the title you have given to me this afternoon. I dedicate myself to the welfare of the people of Ngleshie, to the welfare of the people of Accra, and to the welfare of the people of Ghana,” he added.
He also pledged that the NPP campaign promise of the construction of a harbour at Jamestown would soon be brought to fruition.