The Head of the Waste Management Department of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), Jonas Duneboon says their attention has not been drawn to the filth at the seashore of New Takoradi.
He said this when the Jolly Breakfast Show Team called on him to demand answers to why the seashore of the New Takoradi community has been left to be turned into a refuse dump, posing danger to the health of the people in the area. The JBS Team, on Monday, revealed that there is a potential crisis to befall the people of New Takoradi, should the insanitary condition along the shore be allowed to fester.
The situation, according to the team, is that which needs immediate attention. According to them, there is a wide area behind the sea-defense along the beach, which has been turned into a refuse dump by the residents because of lack of a refuse container. To make matters worse, a portion of the area is flooded with water as a result of an uncompleted drain from the community, and has been filled with huge refuse, creating a perfect condition for the breeding of mosquitoes.
The residents, according to the JBS Team, were furious, and turned down several invitations to speak about the condition, citing the non-action of city authorities to get rid of the situation after several ‘cries’.
Speaking on the situation, Mr. Jonas Duneboon revealed he is not aware of the situation, since he’s not been briefed on the situation by the Assembly woman of the area, Hon Hannah Tetteh. According to him, because the department is unable to tour the entire Metropolis, it counts on the assembly members to help with information on such issues for them to attend to.
“Though we go round, we do not get to certain places due to inaccessibility. So it is the Assembly men, who draw our attention to filthy places for us to attend to them. However, in the case of New Takoradi, our attention has not been drawn to it” he stated.
He promised that, he and his team will go there to familiarize themselves with the conditions today, 12th June, 2018.
“Immediately, we will go there tomorrow morning. It will be the first thing that we will do” he reassured.
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Story By: Helena Cromwell/Skyy News/Takoradi