Tamale Battles Open Defecation
One of the toilets facilities in the metropolis
The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has bemoaned the increasing spate of open defecation in the wake of indiscriminate disposal of waste in various suburbs within the city.
Most gutters in parts of the city are chocked, giving pungent smell to residents who live around areas with some public toilet facilities.
Fears are rife that if this negative trend is not immediately reversed, the metropolis risks a cholera outbreak which has already begun in parts of the country and claimed dozens of lives.
The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has indicated that it is overwhelmed by the indiscriminate littering of the environment and continuous open defecation by residents themselves.
The Planning Officer for the Assembly, Mr Ibrahim Alhassan, who presented an overview of the developmental projects of the assembly said indiscriminate littering of the city is a major challenge confronting them, indicating that there is inadequate funding for waste management activities and equipment to address sanitation problems in the metropolis.
From Stephen Zoure, Tamale
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