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Residents of the entire Gushegu district have been warned against indiscriminate disposal of waste in their communities.
Alhassan Fuseini, the District Chief Executive gave the warning at Navugu where the district assembly in partnership with the Canadian International Development agency (CIDA) constructed a mechanized borehole in addition to a solar panel project at the cost of GH 50,000 cedis.
He said the indiscriminate disposal of waste in parts of the district had contributed to the health hazards most residents have suffered from lately.
He was speaking at the Navugu mechanized borehole and solar panel project site as part of his tour with the media to some communities of the district where he inspected and also handed over government’s completed projects to the beneficiary communities.
He praised the Canadian International Development Agency for sponsoring the project and urged residents of that community to jealously maintain it.
Hon. Fuseini further appealed to religious, opinion and youth leaders in the district to inculcate good morals in the youth with emphasis on keeping their surroundings clean.
The DCE announced that the assembly in conjunction with Waste Management Company, Zoom Lion Ghana Limited, will provide litter bins to all satellite communities in the district.
Alhaji A.B Yakubu, the Gushegu District Director for the Ghana Health Service said waterborne diseases such as diarrhea and cholera that were characteristic of residents of that community will decline with the coming of the project.