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Henry Quartey earns praises for his move to sanitize the capital. Will it be a nine-day wonder?

There are ground swells of praises gravitating towards the active nature of how the recently appointed Greater Accra regional minister is working to instill discipline among pedestrians and bring sanity into Ghana's capital.


Mr. Henry Quartey hits the ground running soon after his approval. Moving from municipality to districts within the capital, the minister clears the pedestrian excesses on the roads and the age-old roadside hawking. 


Filth, has been the capital's one major problem. The minister, together with staff direct several waste management institutions to clear the main roads and market of mountains of rubbish. 


His works have attracted admiration even from elements from the main opposition parties. 


Indiscipline, filth, among many other deviant behaviours have been at the heart of Accra's many problems, anyone who will take action and gather the political will to set things right deserves our support and praises.


However, the actions of the regional minister could be a flash in the pan. This is not the first time a freshly appointed Minster has moved to bring sanity to the capital. Some have gone their way to promise that, they will make Accra the cleanest city in Africa. 


The ministers usually have the will, but the larger interest of their political party's fortunes soon takes centre stage. The city authorities can do all the hard works with the support of the ruling party at this early stage when there are no elections in sight. 


However, in this instant, by the middle of 2024, when the year's election approaches, all the previous hard work might go down the drain. The threats of hawkers, sellers are pedestrians walk ways of not voting for them will reverse all gains made. 


Actions by politicians immediately after elections usually must be taken with a pinch of salt. Such actions must be taken seriously only when it's done regardless of its voting effects, and that is when the elections are closer. 


The minister's actions are welcomed, he has at least began well. Will he have the political will to continue no matter how his actions will affect his party? Or it is just one of those nine day wonder?


We shall wait and see. 

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