The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has warned residents and traders in the Mallam Atta enclave on the dangers of littering around and the health implications that comes with it.
The Minister took on a working tour of the community following a directive by the president of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the her ministry together with the health ministry should ensure improved sanitation in the country at all times.
It was in line with this that Hon. Abena Dapaah started a tour of the communities to better associate herself with the real issues on the ground and how to tackle them squarely with the help of her technical team and available stakeholders.
She had direct interaction with people within the enclave asking them to keep their immediate environment clean and tidy to avert symptoms of diseases that has always burdened society.
Extremely worried about the filth and stench in some of the areas inside Mallam Atta, the honourable minister warned and challenged directors of the various sub-metros to up their game or suffer ejection from office.
At the Mallam Atta meat market where she inspected best practices for those dealing in meat products, the sector minister spoke about the need for hygiene among vendors in taking into consideration the health of the consumer.
Her tour forms part of the Clean Campaign aimed at experiencing clean environment.
Head of public health and food safety with the sector who was with the minister’s team, Dr. Bashiru Boi Kikimoto advised the Ghanaian populace not to patronize any meat product without the stamp of abattoir.
He hinted, every meat product that does not pass through the due process as enshrined, is confiscated and buried or burnt to ashes.
Dealers who are caught in such act are also made to face the law.
Directors of the various sub-metros where the minister visited together with a section of traders told the press they are ready to comply with the directives given in order not to face wrath of the laws.
By: Daniel Asuku