AMA outdoors plan to beautify, green Accra 

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has launched the "Sustainable Greening and Beautification of Accra Project”   to beautify the Accra metropolis by building partnership with communities’, institutions, schools and homes.


It is also designed to improve the aesthetics of the city, enhance mobility, potential to enhance opportunity for increased social interaction.


The project, which will transform the Independence Avenue through the Ridge enclave to the Ako Adjei Interchange and the environs of the Accra Sports Stadium, among others will see to the greening and manicuring of all open spaces under the first phase of implementation.


Launching it at the AU Square, the Mayor of Accra, Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, indicated that to ensure the sustainability of the project, the Assembly is partnering the Department of Parks and Gardens, who would be responsible for the maintenance of the spaces.


The initiative, he explained, would take into consideration the cultural relevance, eco-friendliness, technology, smartness and commerce in the various areas in the metropolis.


"As we start this initiative, it is our hope that corporate Accra and individuals will accept the challenge and beautify their surroundings”, he appealed to the business community.


The Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Mr Patrick Boamah, lauded the AMA for the initiative and urged city dwellers to support it.


The Director of Department of Parks and Gardens, Ishmael Nii Adjei Browne, said “I am really excited because for some time the department has been seen as a sleeping giant. But with this effort it will go a very long way to revitalise it."


Various representatives from corporate Ghana including Ecobank Ghana Limited, Ghana Commercial Bank and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Accra, pledged their support to ensure the sustainability of the project.


Source: AMA (PR Unit)


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