Mr Adjiri Blankson, the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has urged the Ghana Video Cassette Distributors and Sellers Association (GVCDSA) to use the newspapers, radio and television stations for advertisement and stop pasting posters on the walls especially ones near streets.
He said this would help in making the city look clean. Mr Blankson made the appeal in Accra at a meeting with the GVCDSA to find ways of preventing the video posters from dirtying the environment.
He said until the sellers stop pasting posters indiscriminately, Accra would not be clean. He was quick to add that AMA was in no way discouraging their business.
He advised that they find other ways of marketing that would not make the city look dirty.
Mr Blankson assured GVCDSA that AMA would provide post bills all over the city for them to paste posters on them, so that anyone who would want to paste poster(s) on them should make sure that he sends his posters to any AMA office for stamping.
He urged the GVCDSA to help the AMA clean the city and also educate their colleagues to know and understand the need to keep the city tidy.
The President of GVCDSA, Mr Steve Hackman, also assured the AMA of their support towards the cleaning of the city. He said some years ago, AMA and GVCDSA went on an agreement to pay ¢200 each on every poster pasted on the walls but the agreement seemed not to work out.
He therefore urged the AMA to provide them with the bill board as early as possible.
The Secretary of GVCDSA, Mr Godfred K. Quansah, also said GVCDSA would give its maximum support to AMA to help eradicate the filth from the city.