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Avoid littering to guard against outbreak of diseases – Sunyani MCE


Date: Friday May 17, 2019, 10:21 pm


By: GNA


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Mrs Justina Owusu-Banahene, MCE Sunyani
Mrs Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive has advised people in the Municipality to avoid littering of plastic waste and containers to guard against the outbreak and spread of diseases.

She said with the onset on of the rains, plastic containers and bags would create fertile and breeding grounds for mosquitoes to thrive and cause malaria.

Mrs Owusu-Banahene said poor environmental sanitation and unhygienic condition could also contribute to the outbreak of cholera, and advised households to guard against indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the regional capital.

She said the Assembly was determined to ensure that refuse containers and waste bins were placed at vantage points and in neighbourhood, saying people who would be caught littering around would be prosecuted.

Mrs Owusu-Banahene gave the advice when she performed ground breaking ceremony for work to begin on construction of a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church hospital at Abesim in the Sunyani Municipality.

The ultra-modern hospital project, costing US$35,000, and to be completed by the end of the year, is being funded by Pastor Guillermo E. Biaggi, the General Vice President of the SDA in response to an appeal by Barimah Kumi Acheaw, the Chief of Abesim.

Barimah Acheaw made the appeal in November last year, when Pastor Biaggi held an evangelism crusade in the town to propagate the Word and win souls to the Kingdom of God.

Mrs Owusu-Banahene said good health increased productivity, and advised Ghanaians to balance their diet, eat more fruits and drink enough water and avoiding eating late.

She commended the SDA church for the hospital project which needed to be extended to other deprived communities in the Municipality.

Pastor Paul Twumasi Danquah, the President of the Midwest Ghana Conference of the SDA advised the people in the town to cherish and promote peace, unity and social cohesion.

Source: GNA

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