The Municipal Chief Executive of Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA), Nana Appiah Korang says residents of the municipality who continue to defy a directive to construct toilets in their homes will soon be made to face the full rigours of the law.
He said the move will help reduce the spate of children dying from preventable infections which usually arise as a result of poor sanitation, especially open defecation.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of members of the Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians Association (GHABA) at Komenda, the MCE said 3, 620 died last year because of poor sanitation.
He wondered why people remember to build bathrooms and kitchen when constructing houses but forget to build toilet facilities. He pleaded for a change in the practice.
“We are pleading with everyone who wants to build a house to remember to provide toilet facilities for his or her home, because 3 months after the yuletide, anyone who does not have a toilet facility will be dealt with in court”.
Mr. Appiah Korang admonished residents against expecting government to construct places of convenience for them indicating that the few available are met for commuters.
“The public toilet provided by government are for those at the markets, hospitals and schools”.
The MCE also informed residents that people who build without authorisation will soon have their structures demolished.
“We will also bring down houses and shops that have been erected at places they are not supposed to be. We don’t want our municipality to be like Accra where poor citing of structures causes flood during the wet season and claim lives and properties. We know you must work, but you must not put up your shops at improper places”.
He said when a task force is given the order to demolish these structures, no plea will be taken.
‘Don’t hold us responsible when we come pulling your structures down because you refused to remove them. Know that when it gets there, I will not show any form of favouritism to anyone”.
By: ATL FM NEWS