The Capital City of Ashanti Region Kumasi is gradually losing its fight against poor sanitation after several measures put in place by the Regional Minister Hon. Simon Osei Mensah and the current outgoing mayor of Kumasi Metropolitan, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi have launched operation keep the City Clean and Green amidst inaugurated Taskforce to monitor and possibly prosecute those default the sanitation laws in the city.
Of late filth has engulfed almost every corner of the Central Business District of the metropolis due to the failed policy implementation of the project.
Damak Sanitation Health Watch on its recent survey has it that, refuse with evidence have taken a centre stage of the city while traders selling everywhere in the market contributing to choke nature of waste.
The most filty affected areas includes; Asafo Market, DR Mensah Market, Kejetia, Central Market, Bantama Market, Racecourse Market, Suame Market, Abinkye Market, and parts of the principal street of Adum enclave.
The sad side of it is that, according to some residents and traders, the current pile of refuse at different locations in the above mentioned markets have been there for close to one week, others more than that, hampering trading activities in the region.
They blamed Oficilas of the markets, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and other municipal assemblies especially the Ashanti regional minister.
Damak Sanitation Health Watch is urging authorities within the KMA to facilitate a pragmatic measures to deal with the poor sanitatry condition in the region as a matter of agency to avoid possible outbreak.
This situation has been persistent over the years, hence we calling on authorities to solve the problem once and for all because its implications is a health disaster.