Some said I’ve gone to sleep but just like a battery, I’m on charge – Henry Quartey
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, has responded to assertions that he has been silent over issues relating to the ‘Let’s Make Accra Work Again’ campaign.
Some individuals have claimed that the Minister had given up on the campaign and allowed traders who were cleared off the streets and pedestrian walkways in the capital to return.
Speaking at the 8th Investiture Ceremony of the Advertising Association of Ghana over the weekend, the Minister said he was charging his battery and would bounce back strong.
“Maybe I haven’t put much petrol in the car, this is 2023, some people said I have resigned, others also said I am slow, or I have gone to bed, but I am a battery, and I am charging,” he said.
“When you go outside of this jurisdiction, billboards are properly done, it’s a system, we have to walk the talk.”
“The problem is that I need a billboard because I have to campaign and my brother [Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah] also needs a billboard, so we are not able to tell the Goro people to back off. Very soon I am going to strike about this indiscipline about billboards, mark my words; we will do the job,” Mr. Quartey said.
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the first clean-up operation began in four constituencies: Ayawaso Central, North, East, and West-Wuogon.
Personnel from the Ghana Army, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service (GPS), and Ghana Immigration Service were involved (GIS).
The rest were from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management company.