Concerted Effort Is Needed to Deal With the sanitation menace – Savelugu MCE

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The Municipal Chief Executive for Savelugu/Nanton, Hon. Abdulai Alhassan Red has attributed the problems faced with the municipality in the area of sanitation to the lack of adherence to the calls for change of attitude by residents.

He said even though there is a lot that needs to be done by the assembly in fighting poor sanitation in the Savelugu/Nanton municipal area, residents must also heed to the calls for change their attitude.

The MCE also hinted about a periodic clean up exercise to be rolled out by the assembly, to involve community members in the fight against poor sanitation in the municipality.

Speaking on Sanitation Monday on Might Morning Show with Shaibu Awudu, the MCE bemoaned the level of income generation by the assembly to be very low, citing the lack of cooperation by community members especially those involved in various trades.

He said the Assembly has the requisite human resource to proffer various solutions to the sanitation problems confronting the Municipality but the implementation of the recommendations sometimes becomes difficult with the level of income being generated by the assembly.

Mr. Alhassan Red said in the medium to long term, the Savelugu/ Nanton Municipal Assembly as part of the government’s efforts to ensure people pay enough for development in their communities, is involved in the street naming exercise which will make it easier to identify structures within the municipality, thereby, getting them to pay in terms of strength for the development of the municipality beginning with sanitation.

Programme Manager for the Wuni Zaligu Development Association who also contributed to the same program outlined various business ideas assemblies could put together to generate income from fecal matter, citing the collaboration with the Private Sector and Civil Society to make this a reality.

He said the fecal matter could be passed through a process with some additives to produce compost which will be useful for farmers.

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