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Compost sites to be constructed in second cycle institutions – Minister

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resourceshas announced plans to construct compost sites in second cycle institutions across the country, the sector Minister, Ms Cecilia Dapaah has said.

She said the compost sites would process waste food products into organic fertilisers for crops.

Ms Dapaah said this on Friday, when she paid a working visit to the Patmous Retreat Centre, the Adukrom Booster Station here at Akropong in the Eastern Region together with some dignitaries at the ministry.

To address filth in the country, the Minister underscored the need to promote environmental cleanliness in the schools to ensure healthy lifestyle amongst the students.

Ms Dapaah asked for the segregation of decomposable items from plastics and metallic objects in order to reduce filth, adding that she would ensure that district assemblies adopted the method.

She explained that waste food products and paper decomposable items, also known as bio-degradable, were substances that breaks down in the soil like any other biological chemical.

 Dr Ebenezer Abboah-Offei, Chief Executive Officer of the facility, said waste segregation required self discipline.

At the Akuapem-North Municipal Assembly, the Minister observed that 65 per cent of the population lacked toilet facilities and urged the assembly to ensure every household owned a decent toilet facility.

At the Adukrom Booster Station, the Production Manager,  Mr Adjei Kwashie told the Minister that the station was serving more than 600,000 people instead of a million.

The Minister inspected the newly built Akuapim-South District Assembly and commended the District Chief Executive, Mr Frank Aidoo for ensuring the successful completion of the office.

FROM ALLIA NOSHIE, AKROPONG

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