Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has urged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to adopt innovative approaches to the management of waste in the cities and towns.
She urged the assemblies to learn best practices of urban management from each other and explore new technological solutions from elsewhere for implementation in their various communities.
This was in a speech read on behalf of the Minister in Accra at a durbar to commemorate this year's World Cities Day on the theme: "Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations".
Hajia Mahama said the theme was timely because public discourse needed to focus on finding innovative ways in the management of cities and towns through robust and technological know-how mechanisms.
She said the Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and with support from the Swiss Government was implementing the Ghana Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project to find innovative ways of easing traffic congestion and improve mobility in the cities.
"The Ministry in partnership with the Office of the Vice President and other stakeholders are implementing the street naming and property addressing system to ensure full digitization of our cities and towns", she added.
She said as the country commemorated the day, it was imperative for Ghanaians to resolve to give the cities an identity to serve as drivers and incubators of innovation, industry, technology and creativity that would enhance social development.
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