Zoomlion disinfests Atwima Kwanwoma
Communities where the exercise has so far taken place are Ahenema Kokoben, Pakyi, Kotwi, Brofoyedru and Adumasa. Their refuse container sites were sprayed.
Besides, specific spots where the spraying had taken place in the communities include public toilets, refuse dumps and final disposal sites.
The Ashanti Regional Vector Control Officer of Zoomlion, Mr Roy Gyimah-Buadi, who briefed the Daily Graphic about the programme, said it was targeted at preventing disease- causing vectors from increasing in population.
‘Attacking the vectors means preventing malaria, cholera and other related diseases,’ he said.
He said the exercise, which is being extended to hitherto neglected areas, was under the support of the district’s environmental health unit.
Stressing the need to intensify Zoomlion’s sanitation exercise in communities outside Kumasi, the officer explained that many of the rural communities lacked proper sanitation, which exposes them to diseases.
He said the company was also clearing choked gutters to prevent the collection of water and its attendant breeding of mosquitoes.
Mr Gyimah-Buadi said they had cleared an age-old mountainous refuse site at Pakyi and would place containers at the site to prevent people from dumping of refuse indiscrimately.
Mr Gyimah-Buadi called on residents to use designated container sites of Zoomlion within their communities instead of dumping solid waste anyhow.
By Kwame Asare Boadu/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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