Residents of Ohiamadwen of Lower Dixcove in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region are calling on both the district n the regional division of the environmental health department to come to their rescue, or they perish as a result of months of uncollected refuse that keeps on piling up to an elevated level.
Speaking to media, some of the residents said houseflies and mosquitoes invade their homes because of the waste dump, therefore, calling on authorities to intervene.
Cholera and Malaria are most common diseases affecting the residents Meanwhile the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is not working the support adequately them making life unbearable.
Their checks indicate that the Out Patient Department (OPD) of their health facility records Malaria and Cholera cases than any other disease which is an indication of the refuse dump piling to mountains level.
We’ve tried within our strength and might to ensure this waste dump is collected but to no avail for reasons yet to know.
Sadly, snakes are usually found in people’s homes close to the refuse dump area which is unfortunate.
Kyeame Mumuni who spoke to the media on behalf of the traditional council described the situation as worrisome and asserted that until something bad happens authorities will not attach any seriousness.
Source: Metro News | Krobea Asante |