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Tema BBC residents battle faecal matter

BY PHILIP ANTOH

philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh

RESIDENTS OF BBC, a suburb of Community 2 in Tema in the Greater Accra Region, are sitting on time bomb as the sewage system in the area is choked, causing floods any time it rains.

The situation is so bad that human excreta leaks any time it rains, something which, the residents said, had resulted in rampant outbreak of cholera and other communicable diseases in the community.

Some angry residents who spoke to the DAILY HERITAGE said they abandoned their houses and rooms any time it rained because the sewage system in the area was blocked.

An opinion leader, Mr Kwadwo Asiam, said all efforts to get city authorities to rectify the situation had proven futile.

He said visits to the Tema Metropolitan Assembly to report the situation had yielded no results.

Mr Asiam said the entire sewage system in Community 2 is connected to BBC, but for some years now, the sewage system had become faulty.

“When we went to the Tema Metro to inquire about the sewage situation, I was told by the Director that the machine that pumped the sewage system had developed [a] fault so many years,” he said.

During visits by the DAILY HERITAGE to parts of BBC last Tuesday June 19, 2018, it saw spilled faecal matter mixed with water in people’s compounds.

A landlord, Mr Samuel Nortey, told the paper that they had lived with the condition for the past five years.

He also lamented that all efforts to get officials of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly to resolve the situation had yielded no results.

Mr Nortey said BBC is close to the Tema Harbour and” it is a shame for such an area which always receives the international community.”

When the DAILY HERITAGE visited the Tema Metropolitan Assembly last Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to get official response, no official was ready to comment on the matter.

Source: www.dailyheritage.com.gh

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