Filth engulfs Asafo “fittam”, artisans, residents plead with Gov’t for help
Residents and artisans of Asafo “Fittam” near Asafo Dadiesoabo in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly of the Region have appealed to the government to help improve upon the poor sanitation, which has created a ticking health time bomb.
The main drains within the catchment area are choked with rubbish, and that has been the main cause of floods during rainy seasons.
Mr. Benjiman Ackah, chairman of Ghana National Association of GARAGES, zone 16 in an interview with Silver FM’s Akwadaa explained that:” during rainfall, the gutter gets flooded and extends into the homes and shops of residents that live nearby.”
During a focus group discussion in the area said most people in the community dumped refuse in the gutter and also threw human waste into the drains.
He said they most often undertake clean-up exercises but unfortunately, they don’t have the proper equipment to undertake the exercise and appealed to cooperate bodies to assist the people to undertake proper clean-up exercises.
He then appealed to the government and NGO’s to equip them with proper tools like rakes, boots, wheelbarrows, and waste bins to enable them to clean the gutters.
By: Akwadaa Nyame-Silverfm