The Agona West Municipal Assembly is to embark on an aggressive door-to-door waste collection,, as from January 2015, to ensure good environmental sanitation within the Municipality.
Mr George Freeman, Municipal Environment Health Chief, made this known when he briefed the Press at Agona Swedru, on sanitation strategies adopted by the Assembly for 2015.
He said for the Assembly to achieve the success of the exercise , over 200 plastic bins have been procured at the cost of 42,000 Ghana Cedis.
He stated that rationale behind the decision was to maintain good sanitation and clean environment in towns and villages within the Municipality.
The Environmental Health Chief said landlords and landladies who would opt to join the programme, would pay some token amount to defray the cost incurred by the Assembly.
Mr. Freeman said this would help clean filth often seen in the Municipality, and the rampant outbreak of cholera and other communicable diseases in Agona West.
He disclosed that the Environmental Health and Sanitation Department of the Assembly has intensified its daily exercise known as ?Asaman Asaman,? in the Municipality, to enhance environmental cleanliness.
Mr. Freeman cautioned residents against defecating in the bushes, and throwing of black polythene bags containing human excreta on the streets and other public places.
The Environmental Health and Sanitation Chief asked the residents to be mindful about the washing of hands with soap and water after attending nature?s call, to avoid contracting diseases.
He said the enforcement of the sanitary laws on the provision of household toilets, has been intensified to reduce pressure on public toilets and avoid indiscriminate defecation.
Mr. Freeman pointed out that the Assembly has decided not to grant permit to those who would refuse to include toilet facilities in their building plans, to ease congestion on public toilets facilities.
He said education has also been started at the market and other public places, on the need to protect food from flies and dust, to prevent the contracting of diseases.