CCTVs in Accra to monitor waste situation, bin theft

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The Mayor of Ghana's national capital is borrowing a limb from

technology to keep the city clean.

Alfred Vanderpuije told Joy FM on Monday that more than 200 cameras

are being installed in the city to monitor the waste situation in


The "smart" waste management system, as Vanderpuije calls it, will

help the Accra Metropolitan Assembly know when waste bins are stolen

as well as where they are needed.

They will also help the Assembly to know when to move in to empty

waste bins, as well as keep track of areas in the city that may be

taken over by filth.

Accra is currently reeling under tonnes of waste, a situation, which

has necessitated a one hundred-day ultimatum issued by the Vice

President to the Mayor, to ensure the city is sanitised.

The ultimatum comes on the heels of a cholera outbreak in the capital,

which has affected more than 500 people and killed five from June till



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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