KEEA Assembly tasks bodies to enact sanitation bye-laws

The Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipal Assembly of the Central Region has distributed a total of 157 litter bins to some key public institutions in the municipality and has given them a two-week ultimatum to formulate their own sanitation bye laws.

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The bye-laws are expected to help the beneficiary institutions, majority of which are schools and health facilities, to effectively control the indiscriminate dumping of litter and other insanitary activities in their immediate surroundings.

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The Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Sam, gave the directive on Tuesday, at a short ceremony to kick-start the second phase of distribution of litter bins received from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to help address insanitary conditions in the municipality.

Educational Institutions in the municipality received 59 of the bins, 33 went to health facilities, while 22 went to the Ghana Private Road Transport Union ( GPRTU) to be placed at various lorry stations.

The Egyiekrom Refugees Camp were allocated seven bins, while 27 would be placed at vantage points in the Central Business District of the Area, with the remaining nine to be placed at other areas as and when deemed necessary.

Mr. Sam underscored the importance of good sanitation to public health and admonished management of beneficiary institutions to maintain the bins and also contribute their quota to the improvement of sanitation in the municipality.

The Coordinating Director of the municipality, Alhaji Musah Issah, called on Ghanaians to discard the notion that if they do not litter the environment the Zoomlion and other waste management firms contracted by Government would be redundant.

Mr. Alex Damptey, the Municipal Environmental Health Officer, told the press in an interview that the assembly had liaised with some waste management firms to help ensure the effective disposal of the waste.

Dr. Quinine Barnes, the Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Service on behalf of all beneficiaries, expressed gratitude to the Government and promised the bins would be used for their intended purpose.

GNA

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