Be innovative in tackling poor sanitation-Assemblies urged

The Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) of Ghana has called on Metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to be innovative in tackling environmental sanitation in the country.

A chunk of the assemblies’ revenues is spent on sanitation and waste management but many of the residents in these Assemblies are living in filth.

With the onset of the rains and its attendant health implications, Mr Nyanteh believes something must be done and fast.

In 2014 over 50 people died across the country in the worst cholera outbreak in 30 years.  

Speaking in an interview, the Registrar of the NMC, Felix Nyanteh, believes providing adequate public dustbins at source can help reduce the sanitation challenges in the country.

He said the dustbins should be labeled so that for those who can’t read they will be able to know what the dustbins are to be used for.

“Let us strengthen that so that if any child or adult is walking round and sees these dustbins provided with labels, they will know where to dump their rubbish.

“Nobody wants to live in filth,” he said.