Residents in Techiman are blaming authorities for neglect over proper sanitation management in the city. They said the start of the rainy season coupled with poor sanitation in the area could trigger communicable disease in the area.
Over the years, Techiman has been infamous for poor sanitation management within Ghana. Authorities have, however, said they are aware of the dangers and are working to address the situation.
Meanwhile, residents within the Bono East regional capital say, they have been let down by stakeholders on the background.
Narrating their ordeals to Asaase News, the residents referred to the harbour of strange insects following the abandonment of refuse dumps within the town by authorities.
Residents lament that state authorities have been apathetic over the dangers posed by the poor sanitation.
According to Victor Womegar, a resident at Diasempa, “In fact, the refuse has over-heaped and it is now blocking our roads, they need to evacuate it now.”
Another aggrieved resident, Ataa Matilda disclosed that, they are now overwhelmed with the health threats posed by the refuse dumps.
“We are now tired of complaining to authorities. They have always remained apathetic towards our concerns. Now the refuse dumps are breeding flies, mosquitos and other insects all over.”
Maame Twi, an aged woman who also stays close to the Diasempa refuse dump said: “Anytime there is a downpour, it washes down the garbage and sewage into our rooms. We can’t even eat outside because when the wind blows, it carries the rubbish into our foods”.
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