The Waste Management Directorate of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has finally moved in to clear an illegal dumpsite at Okponglo.
The Directorate had earlier announced that the illegal dumpsite at Okponglo and five others had been shut down but checks by Citi News showed otherwise.
Citi News’ Caleb Kudah subsequently visited the site and reported that amidst rainfall, officers were dispatched to clear the site.
Speaking to Citi News, the Waste Management Director of AMA, Anthony Mensah indicated that government was expected to clear the dump site last Monday but encountered some challenges hence postponed it.
According to the AMA, other landfill sites within the Glefe, Okponglo, Adedenkpo, Tunga and Mallam Market areas have also been closed down .
Currently, the Accra Metropolis has no permanent landfill site, a situation which has forced some residents to create their own dump sites.