The Upper West Akim District Assembly in the Eastern Region has launched 'Operation one household one dustbin' in its bid to fight the indiscriminate dumping of refuse. The District Chief Executive (DCE), Eugene Sackey said, “I am determined under my administration to make Upper West Akim District the cleanest district.

“In view of this we would be providing each household with a dustbin in the new policy,” he said. For some time now, waste management has become a key part of campaign promises of political parties, as the urban authorities struggle to cope with the waste generated by residents daily. It is easy to see markets, major highways and several communities in the city engulfed in piles of refuse. Even in so-called affluent and well-planned areas, the unsanitary conditions and heaps of garbage that one is confronted with is an eye-sore.

To solve this, Mr Eugene Sackey said it is time to pay a lot more attention to making the environment clean. He believes this will prevent diseases as well as to add to the beauty of the district. The Operation one household one dustbin’ policy will only require residents to pay for the cost of collecting the refuse as the Assembly supplies them with dustbins. .