The states of sanitation in Accra is increasingly becoming disheartening by the day and continue to pose serious health threats to residents of the Capital and an embarrassment to the Country in general.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly in its efforts to make Accra one of the cleanest cities in Africa is currently embarking on a decongestion exercise to oust all street vendors, however, there is much left to do in ensuring better sanitary conditions in the city.
A group of students across Accra including Junior High students of Mateheco and La Wireless 2 Schools came together to participate in “100 girls in apps Development “ . A program marking Africa Code Week’s eskills4girls 2018 events. This program was put together by the Ghana Code Club and partners Mobile Web Ghana, Colorcoded, Leti Arts and the Exploratory. During a 2 days hackathon, the students learnt and came up with a fully functional mobile app that puts stringent measures on culprits living and operating in dirty environments bringing the era of “town council” back.
Anyone with the app when launched submits a form detailing dirty area, to the Environmental protection department to get culprits to serve as a deterrent to others. Again, residents, businesses and traders around those dirty areas will be held responsible for their various surroundings.
These Junior High School participants’ from Ghana Code Club are helping with Public education and awareness of good sanitation practices.
The name of the app is GhSanitation available on Google Play Store.