crossection of the public at the durbar. Inset: Chief of Doromo, naa Abudu Alhassan


THE CHIEF of Doromo, a community near Wa in the Upper West region, Naa Abudu Alhassan has called for stiffer punishments for people who break environmental sanitation bye-laws.

He said this would serve as a deterrent to those show utter disregard for the environment through their objectionable behaviour and practices.

Naa Abudu Alhassan was speaking during an environmental sanitation durbar organized by Zoomlion Ghana Limited in the Doromo community to sensitize residents on the need to break habits that negatively affect the environment in order to enjoy good health.

He said people who abuse the environment must be severely dealt with by the district assemblies to serve as a warning to others.

The event, which brought all activities in the Doromo community to a standstill all afternoon, was attended by a large crowd including traditional authorities, women, children, assemblymen and officials of the Regional Environmental Health Directorate.

The chief commended Zoomlion for helping to keep the Doromo township and its environs clean and appealed to the company to set up a small recycling plant in the region to help curb the plastic waste menace Ghanaian communities are faced with.

The Upper West Regional Environmental Health Officer in his address said environmental and sanitation issues are not the responsibility of women alone but a shared one. He also used the opportunity to appeal to residents of Doromo to desist from littering the streets and dumping refuse into water bodies as these practices tend to negatively affect the community and its people through the outbreak of diseases.

Solomon Agyemang Duah, a communications officer for Zoomlion reiterated the company?s commitment in helping to fight the waste menace in the country hence the effort to bring its sanitation messages to the grassroots to help make Ghana a clean nation.

He appealed to the children and the public in general to be peer educators in the fight against filth.

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