The Omanhene of the Nsein Traditional Area in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, Awulae Agyefi Kwame II, has called for the re-introduction of sanitary inspectors popularly called “samasama” to help rid the country of filth.
He said the re-introduction of the sanitary inspectors would help improve the poor sanitary conditions and curb the outbreak of communicable disease such as cholera, malaria and diarrhoea, among others which often led to the loss of lives.
Awulae Kwame II, was speaking in an exclusive interview with The Ghanaian Times, at his palace at Nsein, at the weekend.
He commended President Nana Akufo-Addo, for the creation of the new ministry to deal with sanitation problems in the country.
Awulae Kwame II expressed the hope that the creation of the new ministry would help keep the country clean and promote good health among the people, to enhance productivity.
He said the reintroduction of the sanitary inspectors if backed by law and empowered to operate as they did in the 1960s and 70s would support the activities of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation.
The chief observed that the amount of solid waste produced in a day in the country was not acceptable and urged that something be done to inject cleanliness into the society.
Awulae Kwame II suggested that Ghanaian scientists come out with ways of turning solid waste into products that could benefit Ghanaians instead of dumping the waste and burning it thus causing environmental hazard.
He appealed to the various Assemblies to ensure the proper disposal of solid waste to enhance quality healthy lifestyles among Ghanaians.
From Peter Gbambila, Nsein