The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) has appealed to residents of the area to desist from open defecation, especially along the beaches, to prevent the spread of diseases.
LEKMA noted that though Teshie was expanding, the insanitary situation was affecting the status of the area.
Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of LEKMA, Mr. Seth Badu Tawiah, made the call at a town hall meeting at Teshie.
He said the town hall meeting served as a platform for the assembly to solicit suggestions from residents on how to develop the municipality.
Mr. Tawiah advised the people to unite, saying “Without unity it will be difficult for the assembly to achieve its aims of bringing development to the people.”
The MCE cautioned them against indiscriminate dumping of refuse and asked them to participate in the National Sanitation Day introduced by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, to keep their environment clean.
The Development Planning Officer at LEKMA, Mr. Kofi Taylor-Appiah, said the Assembly needed to improve upon its revenue mobilisation, to enable it undertake more development projects and maintain street lights and improve on refuse collection.
“We plead with residents of Teshie to help the Assembly to meet its revenue targets by taking active participation in the revenue mobilisation process to enhance development,” he stressed.
By Daniel N. Amparbeng