Residents oF Kwesiprah near the University of Cape Coast in the Cape Coast North Municipaĺty in the Central Region were in a joyous mood when the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) evacuated their 50-year-old dumpsite.
The exercise was part of the ongoing nationwide evacuation exercise by MSWR to rid the country of aged dumpsites.
The ongoing exercise is inline with the President vision of the Clean Ghana Agenda aimed at making Ghana the cleanest country in Africa.
According to the residents, the area get flooded whenever it rains and also provide strange stinch during rainy season.
The dumpsites evacuated in the Central Region includes; Kwseiprah, Amamoma, Akotokyir and many other places in the Cape Coast municipality.
Speaking to journalist during the evacuation, the Assemblyman for the Old Site Apewosika Electoral Area, Mr Francis Mensah Egyiri said residents always complain of frequent disease outbreak such as malaria and cholera.
Mr Egyiri said whenever it rains, the refuse flow into the gutter causing floods in the area so the evacuation will easy their plight.
“We are happy to see the evacuation of the dumpsites because it will stops the floods and outbreak of cholera,” he stated.
The Assemblyman appeals to the Cape Coast North assembly and Zoomlion Ghana Limited to provide enough efuse containers and embark on frequent collection of the refuse.
“What we are going to do is to intensify the education on how to package the refuse well before disposing them,” he stated.