The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs. Cecilia Dapaah has said the sanitation and pollution levy is not meant for collecting refuse from the various home but rather to ensure the best ways of keeping the refuse collected from homes safe at the final disposal.
Madam Dapaah noted that rubber and plastics have been the major problem of the nation in the fight against sanitation and agenda clean Ghana.
The Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, therefore, indicated that the levy is to be used to pay persons the government will hire to clean the litter left indiscriminately in towns and other areas.
She made these comments when she appeared before Parliament on Monday 29 March 2021, to make a case for the approval of Gh¢ 560,933,110 budget allocation to the Sanitation and Water Resources Ministry.
Following the approval, the sector Minister thanked Parliament and indicated that the levy will help the Ministry and others in the fight against dirt to make Ghana clean for all.
In an interview with Original 91.9FM’s Parliamentary Correspondent, Kwabena Ahwireng Martin, Madam Dapaah further stated that the revenue from the Sanitation and Pollution levy would be shared among all the ministers involved in the fight against improper disposal of waste.
Thus, the Sanitation and Pollution Ministry and the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation.
She added that the two ministries will benefit from the levy to ensure proper waste management and the recycling of the dirt, Polythene, and other refuse generated in the various homes, towns, offices, and other places.
By: Originalfmonline.com | Ghana |91.9MHz