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Cholera looms As Filth Engulfs in Kumasi

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The Ashanti Regional Capital Kumasi is gradually losing the fight against poor sanitation in the metropolis as filth engulfed market places, lorry terminals, and gutters.

The Metropolis has been overtaken by refuse which is posing a threat of a possible outbreak of cholera in the metropolis.

Gutters have been choked with filth while market places such as Kejetia, Dr Mensah, Pampaso, and others have been engulfed with filth.

It would be recalled that the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in 2017 launched a new strategy to drive environmental cleanliness and restore Kumasi to its pride as the Graden City of West Africa.

The exercise is dubbed Operation Keep the City Clean and Green and the education of the public against indiscriminate disposal of waste.

 

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Some traders in Kumasi speaking in an interview with Pure Fm Osei Kwadwo complained bitterly over the lack of dustbins in the market places saying the situation had created a lot of inconvenience for them as well as their customers.

According to the traders, the situation had been persistent over the years and has called on the authorities to solve the problem before it causes a health disaster.

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“Sometimes we used our own money to clean the gutters but KMA will never come for the filth and it will be there for one week but later will realize that the filth will get access to the gutters again. If the assembly brings us dustbins it will help solve the situation in the market” they said.

 


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