Kumasi Mayor Issues Sanitation Warning
Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Osei Assibey Antwi, has cautioned residents of his jurisdiction to desist from throwing garbage indiscriminately or face the law.
He said wrongful disposal of waste are bad attitudes that lead to health hazards for the populace.
Osei Assibey explained that throwing garbage at unapproved areas has the tendency of making the environment dirty, thereby leading to the breeding of mosquitoes, who could also spread malaria among the people.
Also, he noted that the throwing of garbage into drainage systems could lead to flooding with its attendant challenges, especially, when it rains in Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti Region.
Osei Assibey has therefore admonished residents of the city to always dispose garbage at approved areas so as to help make Kumasi look clean and promote good health among the populace.
He gave the advice during the inauguration ceremony of the Nhyiaeso Sub-Metro Operation Clean and Green Team.
The group would be mandated to champion environmental issues in the sub-metro.
The Kumasi Mayor said the ‘Operation Keep Kumasi Clean and Green’ agenda, which is his own initiative, has led to Kumasi gradually taking its lost Garden City of West Africa status back.
He presented sanitation tools to the Nhyiaeso Sub-Metro Operation Clean and Green team.
James Nana Prempeh, the Nhyiaeso Sub-Metro Chairman lauded the Kumasi Mayor for his efforts to restore Kumasi’s lost Garden City status, promising to support him in diverse ways to achieve his target.