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EVACUATION OF SPILLED OVER OF SOLID WASTE AT CONTAINER SITES IN BEREKUM

2022-06-17

Evacuation of spilled over of solid waste at container sites



The Berekum East Municipal Assembly through its Environment Health Unit begun an evacuation of spilled over of solid waste exercise at container sites in Berekum on June 2022. The evacuation exercise follows the government’s sanitation efforts, in the wake of growing health concerns about the siting of community dumping sites as well as fears of a possible national disease outbreak. The evacuation of the site was also to safeguard the community’s health and address the growing sanitation concerns due to the various hazards dumping sites pose to the health of communities. The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Kofi Agyei, was positive that the exercise will address the health and sanitation needs of the people in the municipality. According to him, the community where the dumping site was located had raised health concerns, and hence the need to quickly address the challenge to avert any future outbreak, as the rains had begun. He was thankful to the community members for their cooperation as well as the Environmental Health Unit for their vision in making Berekum one of the cleanest Municipality in Bono Region In conclusion, the evacuated site will be put into good use.

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