AMA, watch out and stop this.

AMA, watch out and stop this.

This is a garbage dump unfolding in the middle of Neoplan Station, at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

Not only is it an eyesore, but it also posed a serious health hazard to motorists, passengers, food vendors, hawkers and the general public.

A lot of people have expressed grave concern that, with the onset of the rains, diseases like Cholera, is coming to worsen the country’s upsurge in COVID-19 (6,000 infections).

The first trustee Mr John Tetteh and Kasim Alhassan, Welfare Secretary at the Neoplan Lorry Station told The Spectator on Tuesday that, the problem was a temporary one, because the garbage collector awarded the contract by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly ( A.M.A) faced some challenges.

They alleged that, the dumping site would not allow the refuse trucks of the contractor to dump refuse there because the government and the A.M.A owed them a lot of money for services already rendered.

Some food hawkers, chop bar operators and traders,  who were fuming with anger, said they paid daily tolls ranging from GH¢2 to GH¢5 to the A.M.A to keep the place clean, but to no avail.

By Francis Xah

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