July 15, GNA- Wonkayaw, a farming community in the Krachi East Municipality of the
Oti Region is facing a serious sanitation problem as the community's refuse
dump was stretching to homes.
feared the stench from the refuse dump and open defecation by some people could
cause a sanitation disaster.
the community was engulfed in filth and all attempts to get the authorities to
relocate the dumping site had proved futile.
Tosu, a shop owner, said the current state of the dumping site was causing
public nuisance as some homes and footpath to villages like Ankra Ankura and
Monkratey had been covered with refuse.
He said the
insanitary situation posed a health risk to the people.
Jilima, thev Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Krachi East Municipal, in an
interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the Assembly was collaborating
with Zoomlion and the Environmental Health Department to relocate the dumping
site to a place "beyond human habitation".
He said efforts
were being made to create daily dumping site or platform for the people while
the Assembly strategised for the evacuation of the refuse.
Mr. Jilima assured
residents of the Assemblies commitment to make the community one of the
cleanest in the Oti Region in line with the President's campaign on sanitation.
farming community is also suffering from a similar situation.