MCE targets clean water for households in Okaikwei North Municipality

Mr. Boye Laryea, the Okaikwei North Municipal Chief Executive said the Assembly is set to change the narrative where domestic pipelines supplying water for households have been laid through gutters in the Municipality.

Date Created : 4/18/2023 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com/Rosemary O. Yeboah

Describing the situation as alarming and a fertile ground for the outbreak of disease like cholera and typhoid fever, the MCE said the phenomena must change to save the lives of the many unsuspecting families.

Speaking to Ghanadistricts.com, Mr.Boye Laryea stated the problem persists because spaces allocated for laying of these domestic pipelines have been occupied by metal containers and kiosks.

The exercise is part of an elaborate plan to rid the municipality of filth as the Assembly climaxes programmes and activities marking its third anniversary since its establishment.

Under the theme: “Partnering the Community for a Clean and Green ONMA”, the cleanup exercise was held simultaneously in all eleven Electoral Areas in the municipality with contribution from some residents in the community.

The Municipal Environment Health Officer, Mr. Boniface Asharlley also told Ghanadistricts.com that he expects the Municipality to be clean after the exercise and that sanitation is a shared responsibility for all citizens.

He noted that the residents must continue the exercise indicating that the gesture must not be a one off event where the citizenry will revert to life as usual.

Mr. Asharlley again disclosed that the Assembly spends so much on sanitization indicating that ONMA collects about 80 percent of the refuse generated in the municipality monthly through door-to-door and central container collection system with the remaining 20 percent finding its way into drains, open spaces and public spaces.

The Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly Environment Health Officer was, however, quick to add that the Assembly collects the 20 percent of the refuse through cleanup exercises.