The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has organized an environmental and sanitation crusade training for 150 national service personnel to help in educating the public on keeping a clean and green city.
The training is also aimed at preventing people from littering around to keep to avoid diseases and also cut down cost on waste management of the assembly.
This is part of efforts by the assembly to ensure that all factors that tend to have adverse effects on human health in the environment are brought under control.
The three day training is to also to equip service personnel with knowledge of the assembly bye-laws that regulate the environment, it’s aspects of sanitation and disease control, and how to enforce them.
The training was facilitated by the Environmental and Sanitation Department, and the Human Resources Department of the assembly.
Residents in Kumasi have recently raised concerns over how filth has engulfed parts of the city especially the central business district.
Speaking in an interview with Otec FM’s Francis Appiah, the Deputy Metro Environmental Health Officer, Eric Gyasi said the service personnel will be deployed at lorry terminals, market places and other places where waste is mostly generated.
”The service personnel will visit houses, churches, schools, hospitals and other habitats to assess, advise and identify health hazards and correctional measures will be prescribed. They have the power to arrest any person who violates sanitation bye-laws,’’ he added.
He said they are Sanitation Inspectors to augment the few inspectors in the city to enforce the sanitation bye-laws to keep the city clean and green.
”These people will be clothed in branded shirts for easy identification, so the public should cooperate with them to make the city free from filth,” he advised.
Source: otecfmghana.com/Nana Appiah