Sunyani Municipal Assembly to form committees to check indiscriminate waste disposal

Sunyani The Environmental Unit of the Sunyani Municipal Assembly is to form watchdog committees to check indiscriminate dumping of waste at unauthorised places in the Sunyani Municipality.

It said the committee would be tasked to patrol selected neighbourhoods in early hours and nights and warned that culprits would be prosecuted.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani, Mr Andrews Ibrahim Salifu, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Environmental Health Officers Association, said it is an offence to litter around under the new Local Government Act 936 of 2016.

He said this year the Unit would collaborate with Zoomlion, a waste management and sanitation firm, on measures to improve the sanitation situation in the Municipality.

Mr Salifu advised households and all residents in the Municipality to register with Zoomlion and collect waste bins to manage domestic waste.

Source; Ghana News Agency