A litter bin at every 100 meter stretch necessary in dealing with filth -UCC Lecturer

A professor at the University of Cape Coast Prof. Peter Kojo Grant has charged the various assemblies to be pragmatic in their fight against poor sanitation in the country.

The fight against poor sanitation in the country he says will yield little dividends until the various assemblies address the core issues that give room for people to engage in acts that negatively affect good sanitation promotion in the country.

His comments follow some measures being adopted by the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly to fight poor sanitation which includes the appointment of sanitation ambassadors to spearhead education and clean ups in the various communities as well as a policy for every trader to own a litter bin which customers will dump their waste.

Prof Peter Grant who lauded the concept added that the measures will however yield little results if the assembly does not address the bigger picture of the absence of litter bins dotted across the metropolis.

The assembly, he explained must also invest in providing litter bins at vantage points so that people can easily locate them to dump their waste when they are in the streets.

The provision of the litter bins in the streets he stressed will help in easily securing prosecution against offenders in order for them not to plead any alibi for littering the street when arraigned before court.

He also asked the assembly to be swift in disposing off waste collected if they want the traders to be motivated in keeping such waste bins while curbing such conditions that could also cause disease outbreak as a result of uncollected waste.

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour