I will make South Dayi one of the cleanest – DCE

waste management and disposal
waste management and disposal

Mr Godwin Kwame Dadzawa, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of South Dayi in the Volta region has pledged to make the district one of the cleanest in the Region by the end of his tenure in office.

He said poor environmental practices including improper waste management and disposal had a rippling effect on the environment and human health, thus the move to keep the district clean.

Mr Dadzawa said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency when he ordered that a huge refuse dump at Tongor-Dzemeni in the district be cleared after he visited the site, which was left unattended to for more than a year.

The DCE said after the exercise at Tongor-Dzemeni, the team would be moving to clear similar sites at Peki-Tsame and Peki-Dzogbati which were having a serious toll on the health of people.

I will do everything possible to ensure that communities in the district are rid of filth so that my people can live in a healthy environment to contribute their quota to the development of the district, he said.

Mr Dadzawa said the sites posed serious health risks to people living around and the entire communities, so his outfit would do everything to prevent any possible outbreak of diseases among the people.

The DCE said the district happened to be one of the beautiful districts in the Region, however, the beauty had now deteriorated, hence the need for pragmatic and drastic actions to bring back the beauty.

Mr Dadzawa said though the task was a herculean one, with the collective effort they would be able to achieve it, and called for support from all.

He said it was imperative for people to understand the benefit and the need to live in a healthy environment and take a key interest in promoting good sanitation to remain healthy and productive to accelerate the growth of the district.

Mr Dadzawa said the assembly would make available waste collection bins to every household and communal waste collection bins to prevent residents from indiscriminate disposal of wastes.

He said come 2022, the assembly would engage in massive tree planting to help tackle environmental problems and to make the environment clean with fresh air to promote healthy living.

The DCE said conscious efforts would be made to inculcate into the young people, especially school children the habit of keeping and maintaining the environment clean to forestall the outbreak of diseases.

Some residents who spoke to GNA described the move by the DCE as laudable and that they were ready to support him to make it a reality.

They said the situation had been a great challenge to them as the stench emanating from the waste being dumped at the site was unbearable, and posed a health risk.

Mr Rockson Defeamekpor, Member of Parliament for the area, who was also at the site with the DCE called for a concerted effort to address sanitation situations in the area.

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