The land formerly occupied by Accra’s onion traders and designated for the construction of a district hospital under the government’s Agenda 111 policy has been converted into a public toilet.
The area is now a place where residents openly defecate and dispose of their garbage, he said.
Rainbow Radio’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi reported from the scene that several people defecate on the land.
Some of the residents were defecating at the time he filed his report.
According to him, suspected drug peddlers, smokers, and alleged sex workers have also taken up residence on the property.
The situation he noted he said was a threat to the public health of residents there.
He also reported that if there is an outbreak of a disease, it could escalate.
In July 2021, onion traders were relocated from Agbogbloshie to the Adjen Kotoku Market in the Ga West Municipality.
This was part of an effort to relieve congestion in the capital.
Greater Accra Regional Minister Henry Quartey outlined some of the advantages of the proposed Ablekuma District Hospital’s location.