Coastal Waste Management Services, a waste management company based in the Central Region, has carried out a fumigation exercise in some communities in four districts of the region, to prevent the outbreak of diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea.
The beneficiary communities which included Mankessim, Agona Swedru, Twifo Praso and Kasoa in the Mfantsiman, Agona West, Twifo Atti Morkwa and Awutu Senya districts, respectively, had their toilets, drains, police stations, markets and lorry parks fumigated.
The exercise formed part of the company’s efforts to support the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) in improving sanitation in the region.
In an interview with The Ghanaian Times, the Project Coordinator of Coastal Waste Management Services, Frank Mefful, said subsequently, the exercise would be organised to cover other areas in the region,
He said that the company would sustain its support for MMDAs to make the region clean, and expressed concern about the negative attitude that had accounted for the outbreak of cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea in the communities.
Mr Mefful appealed to the residents to adopt better sanitation practices in order to prevent the outbreak of diseases, saying the company would compliment efforts being made by organisations involved in the promotion of environmental hygiene.
He urged Ghanaians to take active part in the National Sanitation Day to ensure the maintenance of a clean environment.
The Mfantseman Municipal Environmental Officer, Godson Lodo, who observed the fumigation at Mankessim, expressed worry at the incidence of typhoid in the area, and urged residents to adhere to good sanitary practices.
From David O.Yarboi-Tetteh, Twifo Praso