Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has charged managers of the Kpone Landfill near Tema to stop the spillage of leachate from the dump into adjoining communities.
The landfill, which is accessed by almost all refuse collection companies in the Accra and Tema metropolises, is jointly managed by the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) and Zoomlion, a waste management company.
Nii Afotey Agbo, who paid an unannounced visit to the site, said communities around the site cannot continue to suffer from the indiscretion of the landfill management.
?Look at the possibility of creating a spillway for the dump so that when the leachate become too much to contain, it finds a way out. It is a bad substance which should not flow into areas where people live or earn their living.?
Alhaji Issah Tetteh, District Chief Executive of Kpone Katamanso, told the Ghana News Agency that the last spillage happened on last Saturday creating panic and anger among the people.
He called for collaboration between stakeholders to solve the problem before it reaches proportions beyond the capacity of the Assembly.
Although the landfill site is within the political boundaries of the Kpone Kantamanso District, it is being supervised by the TMA.