The MCE for Bolgatanga, Rex Asanga is unhappy about the inefficiency of some officers appointed to take charge of the sanitation and revenue task forces. According to him, task forces have not been active and have not lived up to expectations.
“The sanitation force has not worked as I thought it should. They’ve not been active. The intention I had in setting up the task force, I’m sad to say, has not lived up to expectations. I don’t know what the challenge is. I just can’t get my feet around it.”
Mr. Asanga added that the inactiveness of the task forces could not only be attributed to the lack of funds.
“Lack of funds, yes, [that] could be an issue but it cannot be lack of funds for so long and we were just able to organize one cleanup campaign. I thought this should be a monthly affair. I don’t want to be the one all the time having to drive the issues.”
Mr. Asanga noted that there would be a review of a lot of things to address the challenges, especially with sanitation within the Municipality.
“I don’t want to be the one all the time having to drive the issues. I took interest in the decongestion and that’s why I made myself chairman of the committee. So, we are going to review a lot of these things and then see what the reasons are that they are not functioning and put in place the necessary measures. Because as for sanitation, it is something that is our life’s and it’s our everything. So, these are under review.”
He made these comments during his interaction on the Day Break Upper East Show on A1 Radio with Mark Smith.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana