Filth Resurfaces In Accra; A Possible Outbreak Of Epidemic.

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In government’s quest to restructure and manage filth to make Accra the cleanest city in West Africa , there has been a gradual return of garbage heaps within the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, and has been a canker to the natives of Greater Accra Region are lamenting over.

Not to take away the massive infrastructural growth the current administration is embarking on to change the city’s landscape, heaps of refuse on the shoulders of the roads, bus stops, markets and highways have remain a menace within the Accra Metropolis contaminating oxygen within its jurisdiction.

The resurgence of waste has been attributed to the waste management companies ineffective mechanisms slated and hitches in managing and disposal of waste in the capital city, Accra.

Residents residing and commuters who make Accra a route to their preferred destination have expressed displeasure at the high level of health hazards filth within the Accra Metropolis poses them to. The vociferous residents have out spoke shock at the rate mounds of filth have resurfaced in their areas overnight, adding that, the heaps of refuse and stench that engulf the air every morning on daily basis is horrific. They pleaded to the government steadfast efforts in managing filth to avert the possible outbreak of epidemic.

Environmentalist, Dr. Edward Wiafe in an interview with stated that, the country needs selfless efforts to control the resurgence of waste, precisely solid waste in the capital city, Accra irrespective of their political connotation, adding that, pollution is no respecter of political background.

According to him, waste management institutions needs to employ the labor of individuals who are in the will to explore beyond their proposed boundaries to make sure filth is being alleviated in the capital city. He revealed that party chairmen quest for the release of individuals who have been arrested for improper disposal of waste due to their political affiliation.

Dr. Wiafe commended the services of ‘Aboboya’ in waste management, stating that, approaching it holistically in the waste management system in Ghana, there is no need of illegalizing their services since they are with the objective of making the city clean. He urged the authorities to allocate softer condition for the ‘Aboboya’ services to be registered to enable them work according.

The Senior Lecturer at the Presbyterian University stated that, Ghanaians should see waste for that matter not as an end product but as a product in transition that can be inherited by a different group of people, adding that, Ghanaians should change towards waste disposal, that is, segregating the degradable waste from the non-degradable waste since the degradable waste is an environmental friendly fertilizer that can be used on the farms.

Environmentalist, Dr. Edward Wiafe lauded government’s plan to transform Accra to be the cleanest city in West Africa, urging government to allocate institutional support to authorities that are responsible for these cleaning exercises.

Source:  Gerrard-Israel ||

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