Kumasi Metro inaugurates GH¢4m sanitation equipment

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has taken delivery of sanitation equipment costing about GH¢4 million to boost waste management in the metropolis.

It includes an excavator, five bulldozers, a Nissan Urvan bus, 14 motorbikes, 36 communal containers, a public address system and health education materials.

They were supplied by the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry (MLGRD), under the Phase Two of the Urban Environmental Sanitation Project of the assembly.

Mr Samuel Sarpong, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), inaugurating the equipment said they had come as a big relief, given the challenges with solid waste collection in Kumasi.

They would significantly bring efficiency into waste collection and free choked drains to prevent flooding.

Additionally, bad roads in the metropolis would be tackled.

He urged the people to change their attitude towards environmental sanitation, saying, indiscriminate dumping of waste and littering of the streets would have to stop.

Mr Anthony Mensah, Head of the KMA’s Waste Management Department, thanked the MLGRD for the support and reminded the people to maintain good sanitation practices to avoid the outbreak of disease.

Source: GNA

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