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Health News of Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Source: GNA

Fun Club begins mass refuse collection in Nkoranza

God is Love Fun club, an Nkoranza-based social group, has begun a mass refuse collection exercise aimed at keeping the Municipality clean to prevent the outbreak of communicable diseases.

It has started evacuating six heaps of refuse dumps sited in the Nkoranza town.

The exercise, according to the Club, was necessary because of the increasing number of cholera cases and its resultant effects of deaths being recorded in the Municipality.

Mr Charles Adu Poku, the Public Relations Officer of the Club, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview that filth was gradually taking over the Nkoranza town and appealed to corporate and civil society organizations to support the Municipal Assembly to manage it.

He said residents had made consistent appeals to the Assembly to evacuate those mountains of refuse but the authorities insisted it had no funds to do so.

Mr Poku explained that the club had, therefore, hired six tipper trucks and other heavy duty equipment to undertake the exercise, which would last a few days.

He said the Assembly had provided a new land-fill site where the collected refuse would be burnt.

Mr Poku said the Assembly alone could not shoulder the responsibility of keeping the Municipality clean, and therefore, urged the youth in the area to join the club and support the Assembly to carry out its development programmes.

He explained that the Club was not a political pressure group but a social group that worked to improve on the health and other areas of development in the Municipality.