Hohoe Municipal Environmental Health Officer admonishes residents to dispose of refuse properly

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By Lorlornyofm April 21, 2017 08:46

Hohoe Municipal Environmental Health Officer admonishes residents to dispose of refuse properly

With the rainy season fast approaching, the Hohoe Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Emmanuel Yawlui has admonished residents of the Hohoe municipality to dispose of refuse properly.

He cautioned against dumping of refuse into drains and water bodies, a practice he said could result in flooding if left unchecked.

To prevent the outbreak of diseases, Mr. Yawlui, who was speaking in an interview with Lorlornyo News said it was necessary every household had a latrine and that should be done in consultation with the assembly’s environmental sanitation department.

He called on owners of shops which are close to drains to ensure they are always distilled, adding his department will soon embark on an inspection exercise and shop owners found culpable will be brought to book.

Mr. Yawlui also appealed to management of public latrines to ensure the facilities are always kept neat to offer clients value for money, and also prevent the outbreak of diseases.

The Environmental Health Department of the Hohoe Municipal Assembly is currently carrying out a medical screening exercise for food vendors to ensure they are not infected with any communicable disease which will be transmitted to the public.

He called on food vendors who are yet to undergo the exercise to visit the department in order to be screened, adding that failure to do so will force the assembly to push them out of business.

He appealed to food vendors to keep tidy, their cooking environments, to preserve the health of their clients, adding vendors with dirty surroundings will be dealt with by the Assembly.

He said preparation of bitters without the approval of the appropriate authority puts the health of consumers at risk, and called on the public to desist from patronising such products.

Story by Geoffrey Gah-Mensah

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By Lorlornyofm April 21, 2017 08:46
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