One-size fits all approach for clean-up in constituencies won't work – Vincent Djokoto
Business Executive and Columnist, Vincent Letsa Kobla Djokoto, a member of the Tenge-Dzokoto Royal Family of Anyako, has said government cannot adapt a one-size fits all approach for all constituencies.
In an article published on Accra Free Press, Vincent Djokoto wrote:
"Government can also train professional cleaners and pay for their services; other members of the community could also employ trained janitors. Yes, cleanliness should be a common responsibility but it also needs to be the duty of trained professionals, bound by a contract, to oversee and maintain the high standards.
Members of Parliament can take this opportunity to assess the specific needs of each constituency and advance, or advocate for, the enforcement of legislations that can help improve sanitation.
It is equally important for local government to maximise the little resources it has to ensure it achieves maximum results. There should be a specific plan for each community that guides the expenditure of district and municipal assemblies. In some areas, waste disposal may be the focus. In others, this could be toilet facilities or water supply. While it is important to alleviate all issues long-term, we need to prioritise the most pressing issue in each constituency and tackle it first.
We cannot adapt a one-size fits all approach for all constituencies."
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