Gov’t to tackle zongo filth

The Ministry of Inner-cities and Zongo Development will soon start recruiting and deploying voluntary sanitation officials to vantage points within the Muslim-dominated inner-cities (zongos) to help improve the sanitation situation in those areas...


The Ministry of Inner-cities and Zongo Development will soon start recruiting and deploying voluntary sanitation officials to vantage points within the Muslim-dominated inner-cities (zongos) to help improve the sanitation situation in those areas.

According to the ministry, although issues of sanitation do not fall under its ambit, it is compelled to act because of the negative effects poor waste management is having on the residents of such communities.

The ministry says it is about time Ghana adopted a more preventive approach in dealing with filth together with behavioural change, to help fight the problem so as to prevent perennial flooding and disease outbreak.

Mr Mohamed Alhassan, the Director of Policy Planning at the Zongo Development Ministry, who disclosed this in an interview with Class91.3FM, explained that, for example, “In a lorry station, you are going to have nicely-uniformed people standing by a number of bins [and] guiding people where to put the waste”.

He said the programme will be a collaborative effort between transport unions and all other stakeholders in the sanitation sector to ensure that filth if tackled.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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