October 22, 2013

Residents in the Ablekuma Central Constituency of Accra have called on the Member of Parliament, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, to improve sanitation conditions in the area.

A constituency situated right at the centre of the capital cannot boast of good roads, good drainage systems, properly demarcated areas but the constituency is overwhelmed with filth, residents protested.

A visit to the constituency over the weekend revealed the deplorable state in which the constituency is. Some of the residents and even the Member of Parliament for the area confirmed that health-related diseases bothering on sanitation are rampant in the vicinity. Records from Ghana’s premier hospital, Korle Bu confirms this.

Refuse and human excreta are dumped haphazardly without recourse to the health implications. Buildings are situated anyhow as if there are no town planners in the city with floods becoming a part of them, sometimes claiming lives.

The biggest automobile spare parts trading centre is situated there yet the huge revenue generated there, in form of tax, does not reflect on the amenities in the community.

These revelations came to light after the ‘Badwam’ morning show team of Adom TV on Multi TV, took a trip to the area to highlight some of the issues confronting the community.

This new segment of the show called “Mepensuaso” (My Constituency) is part of six new segments introduced on ‘Badwam’.

Adom TV