Sanitary facility closed down, wooden structures closed down at Tuba

A public sanitary facility at Tuba in the Ga South Municipality in Accra, believed to be for one Alhaji Tuffick was on last Thursday closed by the Ga South Municipal Assembly.

Some other illegal wooden structures erected by traders on the main drains along the Tuba Junction Stretch were also demolished by the Assembly.

The demolition took place when the Ga South Assembly embarked on a clean-up exercise in collaboration with the Beautician Association, Rotary Club and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU).

The exercise which also saw the desilting of drains in the area was held under the  “Operation clean your frontage” campaign which is aimed at making Accra the cleanest in West Africa and beyond.

Addressing the media after the eight-hour exercise, Mr Fred Blessed Dumasi, the Environmental Health and Sanitation Officer said AlhajiTuffick, the owner of the facilities violated the environmental rules by channeling the solid and liquid wastes from his facility through the main drains along the streets into the Weija lake, which served as potable drinking water for the people of Accra West in the Greater Accra Region.

According to him, Alhaji Tuffick had turned part of his private house into illegal commercial facilities, charging people who patronised them at a fee.

Mr Dumasi said Alhaji Tuffick had taken advantage of the lack of toilet facilities in the area to undertake those illegal activities which at the end detrimental to the health of residents.

The Environmental Health and Sanitation Officer said the owner had been cautioned severally but allefforts had proved futile.

As such, Mr Dumasi said the Assembly had invited him for them to investigate and process him forcourt.

He used the opportunity to caution recalcitrant traders to put an end to their illegal activities in the area, or face prosecution of the law court.

BY DANIEL AMOO

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