V/R: Aflao leaders call on Gov’t to close down illegal dumping site

illegal dumping site

Aflao leaders call on Government to close down illegal dumping site in the Ketu South Municipality. Some opinion leaders and Assembly members in Aflao within the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region are drawing the attention of the Ministry of Health and the Municipal Authorities to close down an illegal dumping site in Dekeme, a residential area within Aflao which is a serious threat to the health of the people in the community.

Municipal Chief Executive Officer for the Ketu South Municipality, Eliot Agbenorwu

According to them and concerned residents, the site, since 1976 has become an illegal dumping ground despite it’s private ownership by some families in the community. It became a dumpsite due to the unavailability of waste bins in the community.

Forty-four years on, the site which started little as anything one could not imagine has gradually become a mountain of waste.

The site which used to be a suburb of Aflao is now in the heart of the city with thousands, if not millions of living quarters surrounded by it. The terrible stench from the site, exposes residents to several health hazards and many children in the area have turned it into a haven for open defecation.

Some of the Assemblymen have indicated that they have presented the issue before both past and current government for the needful actions but all efforts have turned down, however, the situation is long overdue so the central government should come to their aid.

One of the family elders who owns the land, Mr. Agbeko Kumaza said, the family is ready to give out the land to the government after evacuating the garbage and use the land for any development.

One of the family elders who owns the land, Mr. Agbeko Kumaza

On the side of the Municipal Chief Executive Officer for the Ketu South Municipality, Eliot Agbenorwu, he has met with the Municipal Zoomlion Management to convert the land into a fertilizer industry or any other development that will be of benefit to the people.

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