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Regional News of Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Source: Today Newspaper

Residents wage war against refuse collection in A/R

Residents of Anwiah, a farming community in the East Kwabre District of the Ashanti region, have waged a relentless war on indiscriminate disposal of refuse in the area.

According to the residents, the situation was causing health hazards to the people in the area.

Consequently, they blamed the care-taker of the refuse dump for being responsible for the hazardous nature of the situation, which according to them, was affecting lives.

What they could not understand, according to one resident, Mr. Stephen Nana Amissah, was the deliberate refusal of the authorities to ensure that the right thing was done.

He noted that the community lacked a public toilet facility which situation made it difficult for many of the residents to attend to nature’s call, and thereby compelling them to use the dumping site as a place of convenience.

He said the care-taker usually burns the refuse in the morning and in the evening, causing health hazards to especially school children.