The Accra Metropolitan Assembly in collaboration with the World Bank has sealed three landfill sites in the Accra Metropolis at a cost of US$1.4bn and handed them over to the Ga South Municipal Assembly.

The sites include the Mallam SCC and Oblogo, expected to be used as recreational and football parks.

For over 17 years, residents close to the sites have contended with the strong stench that emanates from the pile of refuse, sometimes blocking roads to prevent further dumping there.

The Mayor of Accra, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije who handed over the land?s documents to the Ga South Municipal Assembly called for judicious use of the sites.

He warned the Assembly to ensure that residents desist from constructing residential apartments close to the site, since it will have negative consequences on their health as well as the environment.

?We are very confident that as we hand over this site to the Ga South Municipal Assembly under the?leadership?of Acquaye Ayi Thompson, it will be used judiciously,? he said.

The Municipal Chief Executive of the Ga South Municipal Assembly Acquaye Ayi Thompson on his part thanked the Mayor for the project and assured him that his Assembly will ensure the judicious use of the land.

Some residents who live close to the landfill site also expressed appreciation to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly for sealing the site as they said the bad stench the use to emanate from the site when it was being used will now become a thing of the past.

 

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